Kathryn Gunsch, Teel Curator of African and Oceanic Art

The MFA owes the foundation of its collection of African and Oceanic art to Bertha and Bill Teel. Mr. Teel owned The University Prints, a company that printed study slides for art history students. Gain an understanding of how Teel’s work shaped the study of African and Oceanic art in America, and left a lasting impression on his collection.

We will meet in the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa (off of gallery 177).

Image: Gold-dust Container (kuduo), Asante peoples, 19th–20th century. Brass. Bequest of William E. Teel, 2014.284