Museum of Primitive Art

Museum of Primitive Art,

New York City, a privately supported institution, established in 1957. It was devoted entirely to the arts of the indigenous cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and to those art objects related to the early civilizations of Asia and Europe. The museum was founded by Nelson A. Rockefeller. In 1976, the museum closed, and the collection was transferred to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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In fact Michael was in New Guinea in the first place to bring back artefacts for the New York Museum of Primitive Art which his father had founded in 1957.
A professor of art history at New York University, Goldwater was also director of the Museum of Primitive Art, established in 1957, and wrote a key book on the topic, "Primitivism in Modern Art.
Konso officials asked us if we could help them to build a museum to protect these statues," Gompertz said, emphasizing the help that was provided for the project by the Museum of Primitive Arts on the Quai Branly in Paris.

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