MBAD's African Bead Museum
Detroit, Michigan 48208
Bead Gallery Hours: 12pm to 7pm Mon-Sat.
We are a major repository for African artifacts- including sculptures, textiles, pottery, and bead works dating back hundreds of years, from countless cultures throughout Africa.
We also carry the finest selection of beads for sale.
At MBAD African Bead Museum- our mission is to build and organize collections of beads, beadworks, textiles, sculptures and other cultural relics which exemplify the vastness of the African people's material culture. With this focus, the museum is committed to presenting exhibitions, publications, and public programming, as well as serve as a resource center.
We offer guided tours (by reservation) and have 3 outside Public Art installations:
- Iron Teaching Rocks How To Rust
- The N'Kisi Iron House
- African Language Wall
We look forward to seeing you!