Museum Founder and Curator Boubacar Kone passed away on August 3, 2016 in Los Angeles. Kone co-founded the Musee Boribana in Dakar, Senegal and the Pounder-Kone Art Space in Los Angeles with his wife, actress CCH Pounder. Born in Senegal on October 25, 1942, Kone attended the Institute of International Journalism in Strasbourg, France and was a member des Laboratoires (Etude de Systems de Pensees des Religions Africaine) in Dakar. In 1993, Kone and Pounder founded and built the Musee Boribana, a museum of contemporary art, the first such museum in Dakar which they gifted to the Senegalese people in 2014. Kone is survived by his wife of 25 years, CCH Pounder; children Cheik, Aisha, Awa, Noah and Mariama; and three grandchildren, Raven, Cydney and Cheik. Donations can be sent to the African Millennium Foundation www.1amf.org
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Published by New York Times on Sep. 8, 2016.