African Art from the Richard K. Meyer Collection

October 18, 2011 – March 10, 2012

Opening Reception: October 25, 2011

The museum continues its presentation of works from the permanent collection with this selection of African Art from the Richard K. Meyer Collection.  Richard K. Meyer was a passionate collector from Peoria, Illinois, who donated approximately 100 pieces of African art to the University of Mississippi in four separate gifts from the late 1970s to 2005.  The collection has works from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes diverse ranges of style from Dogon, Ibo, and Yoruba cultures , and spans a broad geographical area across the western Africa.  This will be the largest exhibition of the Meyer collection ever displayed at the University Museum, curated by William Griffith, curator of Rowan Oak.