Collection of African Art

Mark and Mary Jo Wentzel

The Mark and Mary Jo Wentzel Collection of African Art was generously gifted to UWM with the intent that it serve as a teaching collection for students and scholars.

This ethnically diverse and aesthetically beautiful assemblage of tribal objects includes figural sculpture and carved masks of wood that represent the culturally inspired work of the various ethnic groups from West Africa such as the Bamana, Baga, Baule, Dan, Dogon, Mende, and others.