“African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting”

“African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting”—National Museum of African Art, through Dec. 11, 2011

“African Mosaic” highlights 112 objects that represent 10 years of building a permanent collection, reflecting the diversity and outstanding quality of Africa’s arts in everything from gold jewelry and wooden figures to a coffin in the shape of a cell phone.

Photo by Franko Khoury

Posted: 10 December 2010
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