Lenders to the Exhibition

Institutional Lenders

Dallas Museum of Art
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont
Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
The Newark Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

Private Lenders

Nanci L. Barker, Winchester, Massachusetts
Lisa Bradley, New York
Ambassador Kenneth L. and Mrs. Bonnie Brown, Washington, D.C.
Charles and Kent Davis, New Orleans
Charles and Blanche Derby, Northampton, Massachusetts
Lois Sherr Dubin, New York
The Kasper Collection, Florence, Massachusetts
Carol and Jerry Kenney, New York
Margaret and Joseph Knopfelmacher, New York
Drs. Daniel and Marian Malcolm, New York
Dr. Anthony Marx and Karen Barkey, Amherst College
Michael Oliver, New York
Daniella Priebatsch and Seth Priebatsch, Boston
Suzanne Priebatsch, Boston, and Natalie Knight, Johannesburg
Daniel and Dori Rootenberg, New York
Arnold and Joanne Syrop, New York
Maureen and Harold Zarember, Tambaran Gallery, New York
Gary van Wyk and Lisa Brittan, Axis Gallery, West Orange, New Jersey
And lenders who prefer to remain anonymous


The Museum gratefully acknowledges the many lenders, both private and institutional, who have made this exhibition possible. As a testament to the importance of this project, the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne provided generous funding. The exhibition and catalogue were also supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional funding was supplied by the Tryon Associates of the Museum, the Publications and Research Fund, and private donations. The Maxine Weil Kundstadter, class of 1924, Fund provided partial support for the catalogue. In addition Exhibition Curator John Pemberton III received an Emeritus Fellowship from the Andrew Mellon Foundation (through Amherst College), which funded his research abroad, documentary images and maps for the project, and other aspects of catalogue preparation. Funding for educational programs associated with the exhibition was provided, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Dr. John Pemberton III—curatorial consultant to SCMA and curator of African Beaded Art—holding an Ndebele mapoto, collection of Suzanne Priebatsch and Natalie Knight. Photograph by Derek Fowles Photography.