Collector Spotlight

Marc Franklin, United States

September 01, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Africa is the future; there’s no doubt. African art and its contemporary quality—its contemporary reliance on traditional aspects of aesthetics—is just too important to die. It can't."


Artist Spotlight

Cyprien Tokoudagba, Benin

August 31, 2019 By: Keiron Levine

Cyprien Tokoudagba's work illustrates traditional symbolism and motifs of Fon Vodun with Abomey history allowing for a rich, modern interpretation.


Africa Reimagined

How Classic African Art Influences Contemporary Art

August 30, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"Africa is continuing". New forms of traditional art are being created every day and classic works of African art continue to inspire today's contemporary artists. Explore the influence the classics have on contemporary works.


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ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA Reading List

Three Dealers Share Their Summer Recommendations

August 09, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

African art books of 2019 recommended by three dealers.


Changing Narratives with Endy C. Ezeluomba

The curator of African art at the New Orleans Museum of Art on restitution and the future of African art.

July 26, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Ndubuisi “Endy” C. Ezeluomba, Françoise Billion Richardson Curator of African Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, shares his thoughts on restitution, connecting the classic and contemporary, and the future of African art.


Send It Back!

Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

July 22, 2019 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.