2020 Hotlist: Exhibitions to See This Year

Mark Your Calendars

January 18, 2020 By: Adenike Cosgrove

From Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britain to Sahel at the Met, here are this year’s must-see museum exhibitions.


Collector Spotlight

Leif Birger Holmstedt, Denmark

December 15, 2019 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"When I began collecting, I initially made a few purchasing mistakes. I was impressed by exciting 'hybrid' masks... I quickly got rid of these decorative ornamental pieces in favour of objects that had been consecrated and used in various forms of ceremonies and rituals."


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.


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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.


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.