About the Donors

This collection of African art is comprised of nearly 60 objects, many of which are on display in the Mortvedt Library, where a small exhibition space has been created in the stairwell leading to the third floor. Dr. J. Hans and Thelma Lehmann, beginning in 1972, and Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb,  between 2007 and 2011, gave PLU the masks, figures and other objects that comprise the collection. These represent works from 16 countries and the creative output of artists from nearly 30 cultural traditions.