Final Weeks

The African Collection

The African Collection: Our People, Our Places, Our Stories closes on May 28. The striking exhibition showcases the Bermuda National Gallery’s permanent collection of African art, which consists of 37 works, representing 22 peoples from 12 countries in sub-Saharan west Africa, which range from ritual sculpture to masks, functional objects and textiles.

On display alongside the collection is a series of works by French documentary photographer and film director Catherine de Clippel which illustrate several of the masks on display being used in ritual ceremonies and capture the distinctive mud architecture of Djenné and M’Pessoba that serve as the backdrop for many of the customs. 

We recently welcomed P2 students from Bermuda High School (pictured below) and P3 students from West Pembroke for class tours of the exhibition. If you would like to arrange a class field trip please email our Education Officer Rehana Packwood at

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