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Gallery of African Art

62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Clinton
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Owner description: The Gallery of African Art encompasses a diverse collection of more than 600 African tribal masks, figures, sculpture and artifacts crafted in stone, wood, clay and bronze, spanning 32 tribes, including Dogon, Baule, and Bamana art. The expanded collection emphasizes the human figure, visual abstraction, sculpture and the representative accouterments of ceremonial performance art. It is located in Clinton’s buzzing commercial district on High Street.

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new haven, ct
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234 reviews 234 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I should begin by saying that I am not a big fan of this kind of art; thus my review comes from a very short visit..However, I do.wish I had more time because I probably could have picked up a much better understanding of the art with one of the "audio docents". I'd been at the Icon museum all day... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

After a excellent time at Museum of Russian Icons, I headed over to the Gallery of African Art, another passion of Gordon's. Here, in a smaller and more informal exhibit are African Artifacts including masks and pottery from numerous tribes and time frames. There is a self guided tour which was very helpful in explaining the importance and function of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I loved the scale and scope of the collection. Some beautiful carvings, nicely displayed in the limited space.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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60 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

After (or before) you take in the Russian Icon Museum in Clinton make sure you stop be this Gallery of African Art which is just a very short walking distance. The Gallery includes more than 500 works of art from Africa's west coast. Many interesting and unusual displays of artifacts, statues, paintings, etc. that depict various aspects of tribal life.... More

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Thompson, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were surprised by the scope of this collection of West African artifacts. There are hundreds of items from many different cultures. The display is well thought out and the supporting maps are helpful. We spent an hour looking and listening. There is a nice children's area where they (and us) can handle some items. Well worth the trip.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A vast display of very interesting African art--including many different types of drums. You can play the drums if you want--in fact on certain days classes are offered on playing the drums. The Director of the gallery is very pleasant and helpful and he spent time in Mali. Many of the objects are unique with a story behind them. After... More

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Robert Z, Public Relations Manager at Gallery of African Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of the Gallery of African Art, it's much appreciated. Director Zach Combs is planning some lectures and exhibitions in the near future, so check back on the Gallery website for an events schedule. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

This is the sister gallery to the Museum of Russian Icons, opened five years ago. This time, it is art from western African tribes. It is a wonderfully ecclectic exhibit, something that children will find as interesting as adults. You enter through Sunrise Boutique; admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Add a trip to the Russian icon museum, lunch... More

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