Vue de l'exposition "Dogon"
05 Apr 2011 24 Jul 2011


The DOGON exhibition presents Dogon culture and art history from the 10th century until today through more than 330 exceptional pieces from international collections and presented together for the first time in France.

About the exhibition

Dogon area (Mali) art ranks among the best known art created by African cultures.

The art from the Dogon area is considered as one of the best known art created by African cultures.

Along with the masterpieces that have brought fame to Dogon art, the exhibition presents religious and everyday objects that reflect the metaphysical and aesthetic concerns of the populations who made them. The typology of the major sculptural work, executed using a variety of complex techniques, has rarely been explored.

Over ten centuries of settlement history and artistic and cultural influences are thus explored through a unique ensemble of fundamental masterpieces and unknown, everyday objects, which reflect the progressive settlement of the Dogon area and its stylistic diversity.

The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac exhibition displays the power of the sculptural art developed by the Dogon, expressed in wood or metal, in large and impressive works or in small, powerful objects. Hélène Leloup

  • General curator

    • Hélène Leloup, expert in Dogon art
  • Place:   Galerie Jardin
  • TimeSlots:  
    From Tuesday 05 April 2011 at Sunday 24 July 2011
  • Closed on monday
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  10:30 am-07:00 pm
    Thursday:  10:30 am-10:00 pm
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions