Query: Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Curatorial Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
1986-1995
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-015
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Philip L. Ravenhill, Chief Curator, 1987-1997. Exhibitions documented include: "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "The African Deset, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu;" and "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, background materials, lender information, brochures, and …

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in Accession 09-015 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Exhibition Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format. Exhibitions documented in this accession include …

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in Accession 12-375 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Henry John Drewal and Margaret Thompson Drewal Collection
Creators:
Drewal, Henry John
Drewal, Margaret Thompson
Dates:
1970-1989
Size:
10,000 Slides (color)
10,617 Copy slides
Collection ID:
EEPA.1992-028
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993).Both Henry John Drewal and Margaret Drewal traveled to Nigeria, Ghana and Togo (West Africa) for extended periods from 1967-1986. During their trips to Nigeria they conducted research into the ritual performance, masking traditions, and traditional sacred rites of the Yoruba people as well as Mami Wata devotes of Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria. They are the co-authors of Gelede: Art and Female Power among the Yoruba (1993). Photographs taken by Henry John and Margaret Thompson Drewal during the 1970s and 1980s of Yoruba and Ewe art and culture.

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in EEPA.1992-028 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Publicity Records
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of External Affairs
Dates:
1983-2006
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 11-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of exhibitions and special events at the National Museum of African Art. Also included are materials relating to the opening of the museum in its mall location, the building's 10th anniversary celebration, and biographical information for Roslyn A. Walker (Director, 1997-2002) and Philip L …

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in Accession 11-005 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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in EEPA.1973-001 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
African Postcard Collection
Dates:
1898-[ongoing]
Size:
61 Volumes
Collection ID:
EEPA.1985-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection includes postcards from 45 African countries. Subjects include agriculture; animals; artists; body arts; cityscapes; cultural landscapes; dance; education; expeditions; flora; industry; leaders; marketplaces; medicine; military; missionaries; music; portraits; recreation; rites and ceremonies; and transportation, among many other topics.

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in EEPA.1985-014 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Timothy Asch papers
Creators:
Asch, Timothy, 1932-1994
Dates:
1947-1995
Size:
62 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1996-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Timothy Asch was an anthropologist and ethnographic film maker who devoted his professional life to using film as a recording and teaching medium. His papers cover the period from 1966 until his premature death in 1994 and reflect his active career in the field. A large portion of the files relates to his work among the Yanomami people of Venezuela and to his concern with bias in film making.

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in NAA.1996-16 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology
Dates:
ca. 1860s-1960s
Size:
14,500 Items
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.97
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Consists of photographs collected by the United States National Museum (USNM) Division of Ethnology and later by the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology (SOA). Coverage is worldwide outside North America. Most of the items are photographic prints, some in albums. There are also negatives, photomechanical prints, artwork, and newsclippings. For the …

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in NAA.PhotoLot.97 for Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)