The mission of the 南方大学 博物馆 of Art 在什里夫波特 (suma) is to assure that the art, 工件, and other treasured works of Africans, African-Americans and their descendants are accessible to the community in an organized and cherished collection, in a place of historic significance on the campus of 南方大学 在什里夫波特.
这是我们的目标 suma to provide an array of learning experiences to a variety of audiences, and to serve as a resource for diverse communities through the imaginative use of the museum and its collections.
suma is primarily aimed at educating the public about the history of African and African-Americans through the artistic, historical and cultural contributions they have made to the American experience. 也, it is a privilege of SUSLA to offer a glimpse of the culture of Africa via its extensive collection of art and 工件.
suma features African art from the major art-producing regions of Africa including: Mali, 尼日利亚, the Ivory Coast of West Africa, 喀麦隆, 和刚果. The African art exhibit is comprised of two major collections: The 南方大学 System President Dr. 莱昂R. Tarver, II Collection and the Dr. William Bertrand Collection. The two include over 300 工件 and represent the foundation of the museum's permanent collection of African art. The African art collections include: ceremonial masks, 雕像, 织物, 餐具, and a variety of other functional 工件. The current exhibit features a "Gbekre Monkey Figure" from the Baoule people of the Ivory Coast, an Ekoi Head Crest with two braided horns, a clay Boli (four-legged buffalo) from the Bamana people of Mali, and jewelry from the Bertrand Collection of 工件 from the Congo. Each artifact is unique and has a functional use in the culture of the country of its origin.
The 博物馆 features African-American art from the permanent collection of the 南方大学 博物馆 of Art in Baton Rouge. The exhibit features a series of prints by master artists Phoebe Beasley, John Biggers and Howard Smith. Each series of prints illustrates poems by critically acclaimed African American poets. John Biggers' lithographic prints illustrate poems "Our Grandmothers" by the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Phoebe Beasley illustrates poems by Langston Hughes, 著名writer-poet, 剧作家, 小说家, and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, selected by Maya Angelou. suma also features the works of African sculptor, Fred Ajanogha; Louisiana artists, 沃尔特·华盛顿, Daryl Triplett, Alvin Batiste; and National artists Floyd Kerr, Kennith汉弗莱, 埃里克J. 棕色（的）.
Note: Groups are welcome (call for reservations)
Angelique Feaster Evans
610 Texas Street, Suite 110