On 10 June 2016 at 15:00

Ancient Medieval Mande Treasures: the Soninke Wooden Statuary, the Djenné-Jeno terracotta and Bronze statuary from Mali

Bernard de Grunne

 Bernard de Grunne studied the art of Congo under the legendary Dr. Albert

Maesen Chief Curator of the Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren and has

earned a Ph.D. in African Art History with Professor Robert Faris Thomson at

Yale University in 1987. He became the worldwide head of the Tribal Art

department at Sotheby’s from 1987 to 1992.

He started dealing for his own account in 1995 in African, Oceanic and

Indonesian Tribal Art.

He has also published extensively


He has also published extensively on the arts of Eastern Congo such as the

Tabwa and the Lega, the Terracotta statuary from the Jenne culture, Mali and the Nok culture, Nigeria

and the art styles of the Soninke and Dogon in Mali. He has curated a major exhibition on the notion of

Master Hands in fourteen African styles in 2001 and the first exhibition of the arts styles of the Nok

culture from Nigeria.



Au Vieux Saint Martin - First floor


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Bernard de Grunne