Post Profile

European museums to hold Benin Bronze meeting

Ben Quinn’s piece in the Guardian sheds light on an interesting forthcoming conference which hopes to “establish a permanent display” of Benin material in Nigeria. The Benin bronzes are in many museums in the West, and viewing them gives me to very different reactions. On the one hand, they are terrific to look at, with … Continue reading "European museums to hold Benin Bronze meeting"
read more


Related Posts

Denver Art Museum opens exhibition chronicling the American West in Bronze, 1850-1925

Arts : Artdaily

The Denver Art Museum hosts the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850?1925, May 11?August 31, 2014. At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors,...

New galleries open at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Benin Kingdom & Art of the English Regency

Arts : Artdaily

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has unveiled a new gallery dedicated to the Robert Owen Lehman Collection of bronzes and ivories created in the ancient Kingdom of Benin, located in present-day Nigeria. The single greatest private h...

MFA, Boston receives Robert Owen collection of bronzes and ivories created in the Kingdom of Benin

Arts : Artdaily

BOSTON.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has received the Robert Owen Lehman Collection of 34 rare West African works of art. Thirty-two objects are from the Kingdom of Benin in present-day southern Nigeria and two are from present...

Quinn's auction devoted exclusively to personal tribal art collection of gallerist Merton D. Simpson

Arts : Artdaily

A 16th-century bronze plaque recovered in 1897 from the charred ruins of the Benin Kingdom?s Royal Palace (Benin City, Nigeria) leads the Oct. 1 auction of the late Merton D. Simpson?s private collection. Quinn?s Auction Galleries i...

Museums In Talks To Return Benin Bronzes To Africa

Arts : Modern Art Notes

The British Museum will take part in a European summit to discuss the return of art seized from the Benin kingdom, now part of southern Nigeria, by a British punitive expedition in 1897 as “reparations” after it defied the British e...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC