Kathryn Gunsch, Teel Curator of African and Oceanic Art

Learn how Picasso’s encounters with masks and sculptures collected in French colonies inspired new experiments in form, and how ethnographic museums made it possible for Europeans to see African art.

Ticket Information

Individual sessions: members, $28, nonmembers, $35.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.



Above: African, Gabon, Kota peoples, Reliquary figure (mbulu ngulu), late 19th to early 20th century, 2014.327. Wood, copper, brass, bone. Bequest of William E. Teel.