Museum of African Culture

Local nameMuseum of African Culture
LocationPortland, Maine, United States

The Museum of African Culture was a museum in Portland, Maine, United States, that specialized in Sub-Saharan African tribal art and culture. Changing exhibits included art inspired by the African diaspora, and the museum's programs included music, storytelling, films, poetry, literature, healing ceremonies and other Sub-Saharan African cultural traditions. Collections included wooden masks, figures, textiles, household objects and tools. It was established in 1998 and, as of 2010, had over 1,500 pieces of art. It was the only museum in northern New England devoted to African arts and culture.

The Museum of African Culture in Portland, Maine closed in 2015. The museum's founder Oscar Mokeme stated his objective to relocate the museum to Portsmouth, NH. However, there is no indication as of 2019 that the museum has been relocated and opened.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_African_Culture

Official Website http://www.museumafricanculture.org/

Email africart@museumafricanculture.org

Phone +1 2078997128

Address 13 Brown St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

Coordinates 43°39'21.971" N -70°15'35.8" E

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