Parcours des Mondes

Online Tour of the 2020 Edition

September 11, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Browse through the various African art galleries exhibiting at this year's Parcours des Mondes.


Send It Back!

Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

September 11, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

As the debate about the restitution and repatriation of looted African artworks and cultural artefacts rages on, we chronicle the timeline of events that have and continue to shape the question, should Western museums send back looted African art.


Hidden in Plain Sight

How a Curator Found and Repatriated Eleven Looted Djenné Bracelets

September 10, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

What do you do when you find that objects in your collection are possibly looted? Dr Kristen Windmuller-Luna retraces the timeline of discovery in Brooklyn to repatriation to Mali of looted Djenné bracelets.


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Collector Spotlight

Dr. Oliver E. Cobb, United States

September 09, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Subscribe to as many 'tribal' auctions as you can, use the internet, use Google for specific items and scan eBay where there just might be "that one piece" among all the decorative fakes... Dealers don't necessarily have an advantage over you."


Echoes and Agreements

Echi and Accordi

August 20, 2020 By: Theophilus Marboah

Juxtaposing images from Africa and its diaspora with works from the European art canon to stimulates new ways to make sense of images of blackness.


Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

Scenes and Looks Inspired by Classic African Art

August 09, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is a “celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” one that celebrates "the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry." We highlight how.