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Gallery of African Art - CLOSED

62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
+1 978-368-0227
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What a neat place

My husband and I came to Clinton for the Russian Icon museum and passed this one on our way. This... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Dog_Lover_167
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South Carolina
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MUSEUM QUALITY AFRICAN ART IN A SMALL MASSACHUSETTS TOWN

Located in the back area of a store in Clinton, MA is an amazing collection of West African art... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
Gail R
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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The Gallery of African Art encompasses a diverse collection of more than 600 African tribal masks, figures, sculpture and artifacts crafted in stone, wood, clay and bronze, spanning 32 tribes, including Dogon, Baule, and Bamana art. The expanded collection emphasizes the human figure, visual abstraction, sculpture and the representative accouterments of ceremonial performance art. It is located in Clinton’s buzzing commercial district on High Street.
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  • Terrible6%
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62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came to Clinton for the Russian Icon museum and passed this one on our way. This is a neat collection of African art and was a very pleasant way to pass some time while experiencing another culture. They also had an...More

Thank Dog_Lover_167
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Located in the back area of a store in Clinton, MA is an amazing collection of West African art amassed over a lifetime by one gentleman. There are statues, masks, weapons, spiritual objects- one such is a "power figure" that is activated by nails and...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A hidden gem ! Interesting collection. I think individuals with an interest in African will be surprised by the collection.

Thank LisaBeth21
Reviewed 23 August 2015

What a find. We had no idea that this existed and just came across as we walked into the shop that is attached. Beautifully set out and with very different carvings from the usual. Fabulous leopard carvings and very strange carvings with nails stuck into...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 8 July 2015

At the "Museum of Russian Icons", we were told that part of the owner's miniature car collection is now displayed at the "Gallery of African Art". We skipped this museum last year, as we really are not into African Art or Artifacts. I think we...More

3  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 20 June 2015

this museum is the result of a lifetime of collecting artifacts from around the world. great carved wood statues and masks, musical instruments and artworks. This collection would be revered in any big museum, but in this small storefront in downtown clinton make is simply...More

1  Thank Perspectech
Reviewed 25 April 2015

A very large collection of African carvings like those you can buy on the streets of New York or Boston. The material seems all to have come from African "runners," who make the circuit selling their wares to the unwary. In other words, it's all...More

Thank traveltime26
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The collection of African art is impressive, very beautiful and extensive, you will enjoy it. The displaying could use some help.

Thank Boston2009_9
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I should begin by saying that I am not a big fan of this kind of art; thus my review comes from a very short visit..However, I do.wish I had more time because I probably could have picked up a much better understanding of the...More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 30 August 2014

After a excellent time at Museum of Russian Icons, I headed over to the Gallery of African Art, another passion of Gordon's. Here, in a smaller and more informal exhibit are African Artifacts including masks and pottery from numerous tribes and time frames. There is...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
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