La Galerie Antenna, Dakar

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Inspect a meticulously curated collection of West African art at La Galerie Antenna. The modern gallery features well-organized exhibits of both traditional and contemporary masks, paintings, and statues of wood, bronze, and terra cotta. Should an item pique your interest, ask the friendly staff for insight on its origin and cultural meaning. The works are available for purchase at reasonable prices. Take time to visit the workshop behind the exhibition area to see how local artisans create pieces by hand. Put La Galerie Antenna on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dakar road trip planner.
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  • Don’t let the name put you off. Gallery Antenna was started 50 years by the current owner’s father who was a salesman for 3M throughout West Africa. He was self-trained and had an excellent eye . The....  more »
  • This isn't a typical "tourist" shop. They have sculpture from all over Africa; high end textiles and paintings. A few lower-cost touristy items, but I think they cater to people who really know the....  more »
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  • Much African art in a small space. Everything can be purchased. Mostly free of the usual kitsch.
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  • Beautiful art gallery with exceptional pieces. A must-see in Dakar for any informed enthusiast.
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