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African Art: Objects from the Permanent Collection


The Neuberger Museum’s African Art collection includes a selection of major objects spanning a broad geographic range from Mali to Mozambique and offering artistic insights into over thirty cultures across the continent. See ceremonial headdresses, musical instruments, commemorative carved figures, masks and other objects from the collection in a brilliantly refurbished gallery on the museum’s second level.

African art has been an integral part of the permanent collection since the Neuberger Museum of Art opened in 1974.  Fifteen years later, in 1999, the collection nearly doubled in size with the major gift of 153 works from the late Lawrence Gussman, a notable collector and resident of Scarsdale, New York.

Generous support for this ongoing project is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation.

Free admission for all the first Saturday of every month

Always free for museum members; Purchase College faculty, staff, and students; and children under 12

Age 12 to Adult $5
Adults 62+ $3


Free Docent-led tours Wednesday-Saturday at 1:00 PM

To arrange a guided or self-guided group tour, please complete this TOUR REQUEST FORM or contact the Education Department via e-mail or phone (914.251.6110).