The Bonbright Gallery of African art was recently renovated and reinterpreted thanks to a generous gift from the Anderson family. The gallery, which reopened in the summer of 2019, explores the artwork of cultures from many parts of the African continent.
The traditional art of Africa represents hundreds of ethnic groups within a wide array of climates, from desert to rain forest. Differing environments and lifestyles naturally result in diverse art objects and styles. The majority of the DAI’s collection is from central and western Africa, and groupings adopted in the gallery are primarily geographic and by nations.