Websites of Museums with African Art collections
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
The museum’s collection of African art contains approximately 1,800 objects that reflect the size and diversity of the continent. Highlights include the Kom Beaded Bowl Figure from the Cameroon Grassfields, used by royalty to hold kola nuts for their guests; Mami Wata, the Ibibio water spirit from Southeast Nigeria; the Makonde Lipiko mask from northern Mozambique; and a Koranic writing tablet from Ethiopia.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco -- de Young Museum
The de Young's African art collection features work from many areas of sub-Saharan Africa. You can search through it's collection online (unfortunately photos, as of this writing, are not very high resolution).
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian
Explore the museum's collections as well as its past exhibitions of "tradition-based" as well as contemporary arts. The site produces special web presentations for most of its exhibitions, and an archive of these is available online. In the collection area of the site you are able to search over 1400 works in its database.
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
The Fowler Museum web site has a listing of all their past exhibits. An online archive allows for the searching of 765 items from around the world (as of this writing).
Hampton University Museum
"The Art of Africa: Power, Beauty, Community" is one of the museum's permanent exhibitions, with over 200 artifacts from across sub-Saharan Africa -- you can find a sampling on their web site.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"The Africa Gallery offers over 300 objects on display from the continent of Africa as well as artwork created by contemporary artists in the African Diaspora. Each object serves as a glimpse into various African histories and brings into conversation the role of context when examining the objects."
Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium
The Museum' permanent exhibits include its remarkable collection of ethnographic objects from Central Africa. The temporary exhibitions aim to be a podium for contemporary African art and science.
The Sukuma Museum
"The Sukuma Museum is a community based organization that promotes and celebrates the traditional and contemporary arts of the Sukuma culture." The museum is in Kisesa, Tanzania. The web site richly describes the Sukuma history, culture, royal traditions and traditional arts with beautiful high-resolution photos.