This exhibition, at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, explores Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African art. It unites his paintings and sculpture with art that fuelled his own creative exploration. See works that Picasso collected, lived with, and kept with him through numerous studio moves.

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Something Magical

The Kwagh-Hir of the Tiv

At the end of the colonial period, the Tiv of Nigeria invented the Kwagh-Hir masquerade to reaffirm their traditions. The Jerome Bunch Collection, assembled over many years and exceeding 1,000 pieces, is one of the largest collections of Kwagh-Hir material in the world. Get a preview of the new book featuring Jerome's collection.

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Mark Your 2018 Calendar

From Kansas City to Brussels, be the first to mark your calendar with upcoming African art fairs, auctions, lectures, and exhibitions.

Collector Spotlight

Javier Peres, Berlin

"I used to favour well sculpted, naturalistic ideals of beauty. Now I tend to go for abstraction, expressionism, untouched surfaces."

Robert Jacobsen

Artist and Collector

When asked why he collects African art, artist Robert Jacobsen said, "I have always been interested in art related to magic. It invites the imagination..."