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"African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back." October 2, 2004 - January 2, 2005, 2002-2005


Scope and Content Note

"African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back" was an exhibition organized and drawn from the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition accompanied by video projections, computer interviews, and an audio tour, featured 130 objects, including textiles, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, film, masks, and contemporary art. The exhibition was organized by Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art at the Seattle Art Museum, and the Philadelphia exhibition was organzied by John Zarobell, Assistant Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Following its run at the PMA, "African Art, African Voices" opened at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut on February 12, 2005. The records for the exhibition contain general planning material that includes correspondence, notes, research supports, press releases, installation images, and other related material. Also found within the records are exhibition DVD's, audio CD's, and videos's. The bulk of the records are dated from 2004 to 2005.


  • 2002-2005

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Access to unprocessed and institutional records less than 10 years old is at the discretion of the Archivist.


From the Collection: 137 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States