The Gallery at 2164 Washington St. is open Thurs.-Sat 12-6. There is an entrance on Washington St. as well as a free parking lot (enclosed) and entrance in the back off Eustis St. Maps and directions can be found on their own web page. We are a few blocks west of Mass. Ave.on the edge of Roxbury and can be reached from Exit 18 off I-93 (S. E. Expressway).
Traditional African artworks are often not well understood. They all
served a nonartistic function, to preserve and convey beliefs and values.
The masks were part of full costumes and were used with music and dance
in rituals for social control, education, status or entertainment. The figures
depicted ancestors or spirits, and were venerated and received offerings
in exchange for protection and well being. Answers to difficult questions
about use and function can usually be found in our extensive reading room/bookstore.
The sculptural power and artistic skill, however, are immediately evident.
Outside the gallery over 60 major exhibits have been arranged for New England museums and college or school galleries, and we have cooperated with numerous other galleries, community events, fund-raisers and educational projects. For a listing see: Gallery History.
our Director of Security, Gnash Hamill, with his assistant, Pepper Mrachek.
Almost all communication, by phone or email, is handled by Bobbi. The creative ideas for exhibitions and their inventive installations (See Gallery History) also come from Bobbi, and she is the one integrating some exciting contemporary art exhibits into the exhibition schedule ( See her own venture MarkMakerPress.com ). The tribal art is from Tim Hamill's collection, and the works, with a few exceptions, are for sale.
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