Published on Nov 19, 2012
I have had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful gallery while it has grown. It is a little gem in the city of Clinton MA. Enjoy!
The Gallery of African Art
This unique collection representative of various regions, tribes and traditions of the African continent has been assembled by collector Gordon B. Lankton.
Gallery of African Art Founder Gordon B. Lankton is pleased to announce the expansion of the facilities at 62 High Street. The Gallery is now open.
Gallery Hours •
Mon. – Fri. 10AM-5:30PM Thur. ’til 8PM and
Sat. 9AM-5:30PM Donations accepted
The Gallery encompasses a diverse collection of more than 600 + African tribal masks, figures, sculpture and artifacts crafted in stone, wood, clay and bronze, spanning 32 tribes, including Dogon, Baule, and Bamana art. It is located in Clinton’s buzzing commercial district on High Street.
In a reciprocal venture with shop owner Cynthia Cannon—their goal being to advance the renaissance of downtown Clinton—the Gallery is located at the back of the eclectic store through an entry portal. Visitors have found and been enchanted with the rather dense exhibition of Lankton’s private collection. Lankton commented on his latest venture: ” In my sixty years of world travel, I have developed friends and cultivated interesting collections. The 200+ piece collection of African art opening in the Gallery at The Sunrise Boutique, is a marvelous collaboration with Cynthia Cannon and I’m grateful for her generosity.”
Like African art in general, Lankton’s collection emphasizes the human figure, visual abstraction, sculpture and the representative accouterments of ceremonial performance art.