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Address: 62 High St, Clinton, MA 01510-2907
Phone Number: 978.368.0227

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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What a neat place

My husband and I came to Clinton for the Russian Icon museum and passed this one on our way. This is a neat collection of African art and was a very pleasant way to pass some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to Clinton for the Russian Icon museum and passed this one on our way. This is a neat collection of African art and was a very pleasant way to pass some time while experiencing another culture. They also had an impressive collection of toy vehicles from around the world and spanning a couple centuries.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Located in the back area of a store in Clinton, MA is an amazing collection of West African art amassed over a lifetime by one gentleman. There are statues, masks, weapons, spiritual objects- one such is a "power figure" that is activated by nails and blades hammered into his wooden body, accoutrements of ceremonial performance art, and more, filling up... More 

Thank Gail R
Clinton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

A hidden gem ! Interesting collection. I think individuals with an interest in African will be surprised by the collection.

Thank LisaBeth21
Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank MikeBirdman
Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 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 

Thank sullific
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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