African Art Museum - Online Collection collection of African tribal art featuring over 1,200 artifacts from100 ethnic groups. Items on display include wooden and bronze statues, masks, religious, ritual and domestic objects, furniture and weapons. Learn about art, culture and history of each ethnic group. Start your museum tour by clicking on the tribe names.
African Focus - Search by collection, subject or country - See photographs of artisans at work. I did a search for weaving and all of the weaving photographs came up. Listen to music of many cultures. Very informative site- about the countries and the people of Africa. From University Wisconsin-Madison.
Afrika - Art and Culture Art and Culture - Museum of Ethnology in Berlin. Browse using the pictorial menu at top. Masks - images of kinds - various African art objects - connections to Europe - magic and medicine.
This image is from the Ceramic Draped African Mask lesson on IAD. You can find it here.
Contemporary African Art Gallery New York. The gallery has on exhibit over 75 works of fine art, representing over 25 artists from East, West and Southern Africa. (work was suitable for student viewing when link was added).
Cycles: African Life Through Art - (Archive) from Indianapolis Museum of Art. A highly visually appealing and thought provoking site which provides a rich user experience through interactivity, text and images. A "must see".
Guruve: Unique Contemporary African Art - from UK. This is a commercial site, but does have some valuable information for educators. Gallery specializes in contemporary stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, but we also promote artists from elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa who work in a wide range of media from oils to scrap metal.
Hamill Gallery - Alphabetical listing of images by culture
(click on left frame to see what images are available). Lots of exhibits on line.
The Legend of the Sky Kingdom From Zimbabwe, Africa. Hit the garage sales! Flea Markets! Makers of "The Legend of the Sky Kingdom" used scrap parts and "junk" from anywhere they could find to create some lovable characters. (site no longer online - read all about it). See article from BBC News
Masks of Africa - University of Virginia - (Archive) The African masks in this exhibtion are dramatic portraits of spirit beings, departed ancestors, and invisible powers of social control. Each mask was made according to a traditional style, and each was worn by a trained performer.
Masks Online - Museum for African Art, New York - website brings African masks to life with exhibition information, activities for kids and curricula lessons for teachers.
Mead Museum of Art - Amherst University. See selected works from the Daniels Collection online.
Playful Performers - Why Wear a Mask? - National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. - online exhibit to bring to young people an enhanced understanding of the many roles that masks play in various African societies and cultures. Must see!
Marshall, Kanika - African-American artist from California. African inspired masks, figurines, breast cancer survivor jewelry, pendants, pins, and more. Home decorator items hand-sculpted from clay and adorned with African fabric, leather, and beadwork.
Lawrence, Jacob - A storyteller and artist who fought for freedom and justice.
Lloyd, Robert J., - (Archive) professor of art at Eastern University. See his images and commentaries.
Loveless, James - See the "art of love" - Portraits by the Loveless family. Saint Louis, Missouri.
Martin, Eugene J. (b. 1938, Washington D.C. - d. 2005, Lafayette LA) Realistic drawings to abstract paintings. Larger size images can be found on Artnet.
Mayfield, George C. [Archive] - African American artist. Still life, portraits and more. Paintings and 3-d work.
Morrison, Frank - Notable collections of Morrison’s art are owned by Queen Latifah, "Earth Wind and Fire" Ralph Johnson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pittsburgh Steelers Casey Hampton, Verizon, Russel Simmons "Phat Farm", WBGO, NY Jets D' Brickashaw Ferguson, etc.
N'Kele, Augie Kuyowa - (Archive) an artist from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He now resides in the U.S.
Osman, Mohamed Buwe, a native of Merka Somalia. Paintings are reflective memories of rich, diverse and adventurous experiences of life. Physician who is an artist.
Pippin, Horace - In spite of a war injury, this African American painted and created other art.
Pleasant, William (African American, 1928-1997). Figurative paintings and sculpture - Gestural in feeling. Email Pleasant for painting images you need for PowerPoint.
African Odyssey Interactive Project [Archive] - Arts and Education Resources from ArtsEdge-Kennedy Center. Links for art , music, theater and dances of Africa. Text, still and moving images, and audio files provided by artists and educators who have visited and taught about the rich and diverse cultures across the African continent. See their page called, Reliving History Through Slave Narratives.
Art and Life of Africa - (Archive) University of Iowa Interactive project. Excellent site with information on art, countries and people of Africa. Many images from the Stanley Collection. This site has so much information- you could spend hours and not see it all! See what is new! Lots of resources for West Africa - videos - music - photos - more! Lesson Plans - Unit plans for all grade levels - Interdisciplinary...
African Art - (Archive) from Virginia Fine Arts Museum. Geography and history overview, timeline, classroom activities and images from the collection. Also see their Egyptian art (Archive) and resources for Ancient Nigeria (Archive).
Mali: Ancient Crossroads of Africa - (Archive) Overview of the history and culture of Mali. Links to instructional resources for the classroom. Lesson plans included. Developed by Virginia Department of Education Prince William County Schools.
African Music [Archive] - Read all about African rhythms in part I and part II Hear traditional and modern music--voices and instruments. See helpful diagrams by clicking on underlined words.
African Music - Echos of Africa: [Archive] There aren't many genres which don't carry an element of African 'DNA' somewhere in their make up. The music we love has its foundation in a blend of African and European sounds. We look at the influence of the continent known as the "birthplace of humanity".
West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols and Meaning - (Archive) originating in West Africa (Ghana), the adinkra symbols reflect a system of values that are universal: family, integrity, tolerance, harmony, determination, protection among many others.
The Adinkra Story - (Archive) On the Line- Millennium project. Learn about history and symbols on Ghanaian Adinkra cloth, and do your own printing activity. (Archive)
Free African Stencil Collection - (Archive) Including Adinkra stencils with meanings. See rock art and animals. too. Free for personal and non-commercial use. From African History About.com.
Asante Kente Weaving Video - (Archive) By Andy Carvin. This may force a download for some browsers. The video was shot in the historic Kente weaving village of Bonwire, about an hour south of Kumasi. Three weavers are featured, each using a traditional loom to make the cloth. The video also contains music performed by Ghanaian drummer Obo Addy. Kente Cloth Symbols (Archive)
Discovering Mudcloth - (Archive) Explore the many meanings of mudcloth and make your own Bogolanfini. See how Nakunte Diarra makes mudcloth and learn about the symbols she uses. Traditional patterns refer to Bamana culture and history. An African Voices Exhibit
Kings of Africa - (Archive) It took Daniel Laine, three years of effort and intense diplomatic steps to realize this fantastic work. During this period, he was able to photograph 70 sovereigns, descendants of the great African dynasties.