Museums in the United States with Collections of African Art
Compiled at the National Museum of African Art Library
Latest update: December 7, 2007
Comments: jstanley@si.edu

listed alphabetically, by state
choose a letter below
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Key
** = major collections

Alabama

Birmingham

Birmingham Museum of Art

Arizona

Phoenix

Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art

Sedona

Sedona Arts Center

Tempe

Arizona State University Art Collections

California

Berkeley

Phoebe A. Hearst (formerly Robert H. Lowie) Museum of Anthropology, University of California **

Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA **

San Diego

San Diego Museum of Art

San Francisco

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Santa Ana

Bowers Museum

Santa Barbara

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Stanford

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University formerly known as Stanford University Museum of Art

Colorado

Denver

Denver Art Museum

Connecticut

New Haven

Yale University Art Gallery

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

Howard University Museum
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution **
Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Florida

Gainesville

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art **

Miami

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Georgia

Atlanta

High Museum of Art **
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Spelman College

Hawaii

Honolulu

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Illinois

Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago **
David and Alfred Smart Museum, University of Chicago
DuSable Museum of African-American History
Field Museum of Natural History **
May Weber Museum of Cultural Arts

Normal

Ewing Museum of Nations, Illinois State University

Urbana-Champaign

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Indiana

Bloomington

Indiana University Art Museum **

Indianapolis

Herron Gallery at the Herron School of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art **

South Bend

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Iowa

Iowa City

University of Iowa Museum of Art **

Kansas

Chanute

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum

North Newton

Kauffman Museum

Kentucky

Lexington

University of Kentucky Art Museum

Louisiana

New Orleans

Amistad Research Center, Tulane University
Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans Museum of Art **

Maryland

Baltimore

Baltimore Museum of Art **

College Park

University of Maryland Art Gallery

Massachusetts

Amherst

University of Massachusetts Art Gallery

Boston

Museum of Fine Arts**

Cambridge

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology **

Salem

Peabody Museum of Salem

Michigan

Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Detroit

Detroit Institute of Art **

East Lansing

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

St. Paul

Minnesota Museum of Art

Missouri

Columbia

University of Missouri-Columbia Museum of Art & Archaeology

Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art **

St. Louis

St. Louis Art Museum

New Hampshire

Hanover

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College **

New Jersey

Montclair

Montclair State College

Newark

Newark Museum**

Princeton

Princeton University Art Museum

Tenafly

Society of African Missions

New Mexico

Sante Fe

Museum of International Folk Art

New York

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Museum **
Brooklyn Children's Museum

Buffalo

Buffalo Society of Science **

New York City

American Museum of Natural History **
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael C. Rockefeller Wing **
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture

Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York

Queens

Queens Museum

Rochester

University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery

Syracuse

Syracuse University School of Art

North Carolina

Chapel Hill

William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Charlotte

Mint Museum

Durham

Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University

Greensboro

Mattye Reed African Heritage Center, North Carolina A & T State University

Raleigh

North Carolina Museum of Art

Ohio

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cleveland

Cleveland Museum of Art**
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland State University, Afro-American Cultural Center

Dayton

Dayton Art Institute

Toledo

Toledo Museum of Art

Wilberforce

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Kirkpatrick Center

Oregon

Portland

Portland Art Museum

Pennsylvania

Carlisle

Dickinson College
Lincoln University

Merion

Barnes Foundation

Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania, University Museum **

Pittsburgh

Carnegie Institute, Department of Fine Arts

Rhode Island

Bristol

Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University

South Carolina

Orangeburg

Stanback Museum & Planetarium, South Carolina State College

Tennessee

Memphis

University of Memphis Art Museum

Nashville

Fisk University Galleries

Texas

Dallas

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts **

Fort Worth

Kimbell Art Museum

Lubbock

Texas Tech University Museum

Houston

Menil Collection**
Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia

Charlottesville

University of Virginia

Fairfax

George Mason University

Hampton

Hampton University Museum **

Richmond

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts **

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Art Museum **

Wisconsin

Madison

Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Museum


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