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African art at Maryhill


African Art from the Mary Johnston Collection will open at Maryhill Museum of Art on Saturday, Aug. 9. The exhibition includes masks, sculptures and other objects from the people groups that populate West Africa, including the Yoruba (Nigeria/Benin), the Bambara and Dogon (Mali), the Bobo (Burkina Faso), the Senufo and Baule (Ivory Coast), the Ashanti (Ghana), the Idoma and Ejagham (Nigeria), and the Bamileke (Cameroon), among others.

“This is the first exhibition of African art to be presented at Maryhill,” says executive director Colleen Schafroth. “We are looking forward to giving residents of the Gorge and southeast Washington an opportunity to explore the fascinating cultural...

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