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Gallery of African Art

62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
978.368.0227
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Clinton
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,... more » 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. « less
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Thompson, CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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