We come to art from various points.Some are out for a stroll and stumble upon objects that grab their attention. Others are equipped with guidebooks, methodically approaching and regularly revisiting both actual and virtual works. Still other viewers revel in the familiar, remaining attentive to details that cement life-long friendships. African art is no different. For some,it may initially hold few clues that help un-pack its meaning. Those viewers may have little knowledge of Africa or conversely might actually be African—but from a different part of the continent, a totally different culture,or members of a religion that distances them even from a work their own hometown produced.