Curator and art historian Gus Casely-Hayford takes us into the AGO’s African art gallery, featuring the collection of Murray Frum
In the members section below you’ll find an article about his triple-faced Ekoi Helmet Mask, anf his encounter with William Fagg, and a link to his catalogue available for 10 pounds and a link to another article about the AGO museum and the Frum collection.
For the first time the AGO is presenting a gallery dedicated to the display of historical African art with important Cameroun Art like the Bangwa Statue of Queen Nana with Child, collected ca. 1914, included in the renowned, recently donated Frum collection.
One the world’s finest collections of sub-Saharan art, the Frum collection is mainly composed of figurative sculptural works from West and Central Africa, dating from the 14th and mid-20th century.
This celebrated collection includes sculptural works mainly from the sub-Saharan regions of western and central Africa.
Explore the diversity of this regional art from the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. Discover the values and ideas underlying these works.
See more images and information in the members area.