Reflections on Art X Lagos 2019

December 09, 2019 By: Kathryn Cua

Art X Lagos has contributed to Africa’s continental rise in contemporary art fairs. We reflect on the success of the fourth edition of the Lagos art fair.


Send It Back!

Chronicling the African Art Repatriation Debate

November 29, 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.


Photographing African Art Like A Pro

An Interview with Hughes Dubois

November 29, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Hughes Dubois first started photographing art in 1977—forty years later he has produced over 50,000 photographs of more than 38,000 art objects that have been featured in 190 publications. We ask Hughes for his tips and advice on how to photograph African art like a pro.


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Collector Spotlight

Sharon & John Hoffman, United States

November 26, 2019 By: Rachel Kabukala

"Buy the best artists and the best piece you can afford. And enjoy the journey!"


Heroes Preview

Principles of African Greatness

November 17, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Through art, artists tell stories—stories of the world’s current complexity, but also visions of a world that could yet be. 'Heroes' features a selection of permanent-collection works from the National Museum of African Art that tell the story of key heroic principles and personages in Africa’s arts and history.


Collector Spotlight

Robert Wilson, United States

November 12, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"My favourite piece is the one I am looking at. My advice—you can never see too much. Look, look, look!"