African Arts Initiative

Several recent, high-profile developments have focused international attention on African art, both historic and contemporary, including its collecting, curation, and status in museums, with an intensity that has not been seen before. In the case of current dialogues about African art, this desire is further motivated by Harvard’s world-class museums--the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology--each of which engage with art from the African continent, though in markedly different ways.