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Bridging African art and St. Louis | Diversity | stlamerican.com

By Kenya Vaughn Of The St. Louis American Jul 22, 2015Updated Jul 23, 2015

Nichole Bridges curates the African collection at the Saint Louis Art Museum

“I took on this role because I love African art, I love museums and I love engaging with all types of audiences through African Art,” said Nichole Bridges, associate curator in charge of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. “And I love finding ways to introduce and make a bridge between Africa and our visitors.”

Most recently, Bridges curated the St. Louis presentation of the exhibit “Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa,” which was originally curated for the Cleveland Museum of Art by Constantine Petridis. It is the first African art exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) in more than 15 years. Bridges will present a gallery talk entitled “Senufo and Beyond in the Permanent Collection” at 11 a.m. August 20 and 6 p.m. August 21. The show will be on display at the museum through September 27.

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