Saturday, February 21, 2009

Africa in Belgrade


Located in Senjak (SEN-yak), one of Belgrade's most beautiful residential areas, the Museum of African Art is the only museum in the country dedicated entirely to the culture and arts of the African continent. After many years of having acquired art throughout West Africa, Veda and Dr. Zdravko Pečar formed an extraordinary collection, which they donated to the City of Belgrade, and in 1977 the Museum of African Art was established. The collection now consists of over 1700 authentic objects of art from Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo, Cameroon, and Congo. Along with numerous masks and wooden sculptures, the Museum's permanent exhibit displays other objects made of various media for magical or decorative purpose.

This photo shows a typical West African dwelling, which stands on the grounds of the Museum.

Read more about the Museum here

P.S. I would like to thank Jacob of FloridaFotos for the Creative Blogger Award on the sidebar!

12 comments:

soulbrush said...

it looks so strange surrounded by snow. how wierd...there is no snow in those countries.

Carol said...

Beautiful little snow covered dwelling...with such lively colors...enjoyed the info on the museum...love your through the windshield shot...

bfarr said...

I love geometrics and the bright colors against the white snow is quite striking.

Virginia said...

The Africam design with the snow is genius.
V

Thérèse said...

Parfait chapeau pour protéger les couleurs!

B Squared said...

So amazing to see the contrast w/the snow. Seems so out of place yet, belonging.

Marie Reed said...

What a wild combo! White and vibrant color! Love it!

Babooshka said...

Yet again such a surprise around the Serbain corner. The idea of cold European snow and the warmth of the African colours is so striking.

MuseSwings said...

It looks so beautiful against the stark background. I'm going to click on the link and visit the museum now.

Jacob said...

That is just beautiful! And what a wonderful museum.

namaki said...

Snow in Africa ! may be one of these days when the weather really gets mad on us ! ;-)

Marie-Noyale said...

First I thought it was a Yurt,those Mongolian tent.
Can you imagine if the walls could talk...
"Send us back where it is nice and Hot!!!!"