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Address: 62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
Phone Number: 978.368.0227
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Description: The Gallery of African Art encompasses a diverse collection of more than...
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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Distinctive African art

What a find. We had no idea that this existed and just came across as we walked into the shop that is attached. Beautifully set out and with very different carvings from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Acton, Massachusetts

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Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a find. We had no idea that this existed and just came across as we walked into the shop that is attached. Beautifully set out and with very different carvings from the usual. Fabulous leopard carvings and very strange carvings with nails stuck into them. The pots are gorgeous. Very worthwhile stopping in and a real treat.

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

At the "Museum of Russian Icons", we were told that part of the owner's miniature car collection is now displayed at the "Gallery of African Art". We skipped this museum last year, as we really are not into African Art or Artifacts. I think we don't understand it well. So, after lunch, we stopped in to see the cars. Once... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

this museum is the result of a lifetime of collecting artifacts from around the world. great carved wood statues and masks, musical instruments and artworks. This collection would be revered in any big museum, but in this small storefront in downtown clinton make is simply remarkable (and FREE).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A very large collection of African carvings like those you can buy on the streets of New York or Boston. The material seems all to have come from African "runners," who make the circuit selling their wares to the unwary. In other words, it's all replicas or tourist art, often called airport art, because of its being on offer in... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The collection of African art is impressive, very beautiful and extensive, you will enjoy it. The displaying could use some help.

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new haven, ct
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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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Boylston, Massachusetts
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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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