Art and Life in Africa Online contains information about African Art and Culture. Some of the material on this site has been adapted from similar material developed for the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM being produced at The University of Iowa. Additionally, some material is specific to this site (and not found on the CD), as noted below. Links to further resources on the web have been added where appropriate.
The Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM contains 11 chapters recontextualizing African Art in all aspects of life in Africa. The abbreviated online version of Key Moments in Life and Abundance is accessible .
Essays on African History (developed exclusively for ALA Online)
of Daily Life in Mali and Burkina Faso (developed
exclusively for ALA Online)
Essay by Professor Christopher D. Roy, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa.
Photographs by L. Lee McIntyre, Ph.D., The University of Iowa. (updated March 30, 1999)
Malian Art (developed exclusively for ALA
Images and essays about art by contemporary artists in Mali. (updated April 20, 1999)
Information for 27 Sub-Saharan African Countries, adapted from ALA CD-ROM (material updated January 15, 2000)
Information for 107 African Cultures, adapted from ALA CD-ROM (material updated November 6, 1998)
the Stanley Collection of African Art Database
Catalog of more than 500 objects from The University of Iowa Museum of Art Stanley Collection of African Art
New and improved server now available - May 21, 1999. The Information Arcade at The University of Iowa has allowed us to move the Stanley Collection database to their server, which should provide faster and more reliable access to the images.
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