The Museum’s African art gallery will be closed from September 2013 through April 2014 for a major reinstallation. With support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Daniel Foundation, the gallery will be renovated and reorganized. These updates will incorporate works of art that have not previously been on view, photo panels, maps, and a flat screen featuring footage of African art in use, along with other interpretive media. The Museum is also developing a mobile application for the new gallery. The first phase of the renovation opened in February 2013, with a new gallery dedicated to the Dick Jemison collection of African Ceramics. The main gallery will open the weekend of April 26th, 2014. More details to come!
The African Gallery reinstallation is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Daniel Foundation of Alabama, and funds from the estate of Claire Fairley.