Seated Couple

by The Dogon peoples

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Seated Couple by the Dogon peoples at the Barnes Foundation.

Credit: The Barnes Foundation

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Late 19th - early 20th century
(215) 278-7000

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The Barnes Foundation is home to Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ impressive collection of French Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Early Modern Art, including 181 Renoirs, more than any other collection, and 69 Cezannes, more than in all of France. But it also houses his remarkable collection of African art, like this a wood carving of a couple embracing. Dr. Barnes was committed to showing the influence of African art on western artists, which is still evident in his famous “ensembles”—gallery arrangements that display art from different periods and cultures alongside modern masterpieces.