Permanent African Art Exhibit

Permanent African Art Exhibit

 Located in the Library near Building 1 and Building 7.

Donated to the College in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Capone, Sinclair's African Art collection consists of 29 pieces of West African Art. The work was cleaned and installed in its current exhibition cases in 1998 and was moved to its present location in the library in 2007.

Cote d' Ivore - Senufo


Kpelie mask representing female spirits.

Nigeria - Yoruba

head dress

"House of the Head" in the form of a basket-like container.

Burkina Faso - Mossi


Elephant mask of iron, leather, and cowries.


Cameroon Grassfields - Bamum


Iron sword with wooden handle and leather scabbard with dyed sash.

Nigeria - Yoruba

door post

Door panel carved by Sakiwa the Younger of Lapai, Nigeria.

On October 23, 1998 the African Art was officially rededicated in the Library. Speakers included John Moore, Dr. Ned Sifferlen (at podium), Bing Davis, and Cindy Tiedemann and Scott Hayes (who cleaned and remounted the art and are pictured at the right).

gallery photo