Pensacola, FL – Opening Jan. 4, The Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA) will host The Stewart Collection of African Art, on display for the first time at a museum in this region. Eighteenth and nineteenth century tribal pieces from the Ivory Coast and Central Africa comprise the majority of the collection, though it also includes two clay pieces from antiquity. There are carved wooden statues and masks, bronze figures, lost-wax castings, stools, clay urns and various pieces from Nigeria, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, among others. The collection was assembled by Dr. George L. and Mrs. Breckinridge Stewart.
The invited guests and members-only opening reception will be held on Jan. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition ends March 2.
Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday noon-5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and active duty military. Children under 5 are free. Tuesdays, admission is free to the public.
For more information about the Museum call 850-432-6247, visit the website at pensacolamuseumofart.org, or log on to Facebook at facebook.com/pensacolamuseumofart.