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[teacherartexchange] African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 31 2007 - 08:51:06 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

This site was listed in Scout Report.

16. African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection
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....Paul and Ruth Tishman began collecting African art
in 1959, and sold their collection to the Walt Disney Company in 1984. In
2005, Disney gave the collection of 525 works to the National Museum of
African Art at Smithsonian Institution, where it is now on display. At the
Web site, viewers can choose to "Follow the Art" which means visitors can
see the works arranged on a time line, from the 1490s to 2007. On this
timeline users can examine over two dozen masks, zooming in on details and
reading short or long captions and look at figural sculptures and ceremonial
objects, including an early 20th century wooden bowl with figures carved by
Olowe of Ise, a divination board, and a beaded crown. The show closes with a
section called "Explore African Art" that provides a set of activities and
further readings for families to do at home. [DS]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.
See sections on masks, figurative work and images of power & prestige.
You can zoom in on images and see multiple views of some objects.


Judy Decker

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