One of the Largest Private Collections of African Art Opens at Weeksville


By Andrea Leonhardt

July 9, 2018, 12:35 pm

 

“The Eric Edwards Collection” is of one of the largest collections of African art in the U.S. amassed by an African American, represents all 54 countries of Africa and spans over 4000 years of history.

From Africa to Weeksville exhibit opens July 12.

One of the 50 artifacts on view: Buffalo Dance Helmet of the Bamileke peoples, Cameroon. Photo credit: Weeksville Heritage Center

An exhibition of rare artifacts is coming to Brooklyn. “From Africa To Weeksville: The Eric Edwards Collection” will be on view from July 12 through September 28, at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights. 

“From Africa To Weeksville: The Eric Edwards Collection” is one of the largest collections of African art in the United States amassed by an African American. The exhibition…

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