This pathfinder will list only web resources. For print sources and online periodical indexes see the Research Guide
Subject Heading in the catalog is Art Africa
African Art - Short essays on several topics; probably more useful for the links. Covers:
African Studies - This is an outstanding collection of sites, alpha arranged. The range of topics is encyclopedic, everything from museums, exhibits to art forms.
The Arts of Africa - Extensive listing of sites. Arranged by chronology and by topic.
The Art of Africa - Use this for general resources such as timelines and online museum collections and exhibits. There is also a large collection of images.
Collecting African Art - This site covers museums and galleries specializing in African art, books and journal articles, and other online resources.
African Art - This site is a gallery and covers masks, bronze and a few other categories.
African Art on the Internet - This is an extensive collection of sites, alpha arranged.
African Art and History Links - This site covers university, museum and gallery sites and other esoteric links to masks, etc.
Africancolours.net - This site is good for information on African Artists.
Art and Life in Africa - This is an extensive listing of sites and here are some of the topics covered:
Tribal African Art - Use the navigation bar to the left to locate a tribe.
Contemporary African Art from the Harmon Foundation - Good for country and artist information.
- African Archaeology and Rock Art
- African Art at the Smithsonian
- African Art Exhibitions
- African Art Galleries
- African Art History
- African Art Journals
- African Artists
- African Artists: Congolese (Brazzaville) artists
- African Artists: Congolese (Democratic Republic) artists
- African Artists: Ethiopian artists
- African Artists: Kenyan artists
- African Artists: Senegalese artists
- African Artists: South African artists
- African Artists: Tanzanian artists
- African Artists: Zimbabwean artists
- African Beads and Beadwork
- African Currency
- African Metalwork
- African Posters
- African Pottery
- African Textiles
- African Writing Systems
- Cultural Property in Africa
- Modern African Art: A Basic Reading List
- Museums in Africa
- Museums with African Art Collections
Artlex - Contains many examples of African Art.
Voice of the Shuttle - This site is an extensive listing of general and specific sites.
Virtual Museum of Contemporary African Art - Links to artists, events, publications, museums, etc.
African Art.com - Items for sale but you can search by tribe or topic.
Authentic Africa - This is a commercial site covering many art forms.
African Art Gallery - Commercial site with links to many art forms.
Google Images - This site will have more images than what you can look at in a lifetime. You can narrow it down by putting another word or phrase in the Google search box.
Traditional African Art - Covers masks, clothing, furniture, sculpture.
African Art Western Eyes - This site presents both images and narrative.