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The Recitation Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1891
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The Recitation, Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Searching for the “African” in African Art Studies

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2:00 PM

  • For Everyone

Rowland Abiodun

John C. Newton Professor of History of Art and Black Studies

Amherst College, MA

 
Like “post-modernism” and “deconstructionism,” the field of global studies has generated many theories in which indigenous African perspectives have been glaringly absent. Abiodun critically examines the premise of some of these prevailing theories, reflecting on their relevance to African art scholarship.

 

Sponsored by Friends of African and African American Art