Hailing from ancient kingdoms to the present day, African art represents the cultural richness and diversity of the African continent and its numerous vibrant communities. From sculptures to paintings, ceremonial objects, ceramics, tools, textiles, and jewelry, we take a closer look at 10 American institutions with exceptional collections of African art produced throughout the centuries.
Established in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood since 1992, Skoto Gallery was one of the city’s first spaces to specialize in contemporary African art. The gallery exhibits the best of African art and culture and in recent years, has expanded its focus to include art that is both relevant and skilled regardless of its ethnic origins. Skoto Gallery has presented the work of internationally recognized artists such as Tom Otterness and Sol LeWitt, as well as shows that reflect the relationships and struggles of postmodern cultures and societies. Viewing art as a cultural, intellectual and philosophical creation, Skoto Gallery is a must-see for African art enthusiasts.