10:00AM - 5:30PM
The symposium accompanies the exhibition Arts of Africa at Mint Museum Randolph. Presentations will focus on the interactions of Africa with the wider world, especially as reflected in the arts both within and outside the African continent. This symposium marks the publication of a catalogue entitled "Art in the Many Africas," which includes objects from the museum's permanent collection and loans from several individuals, including a significant group from Micheal Gallis of Charlotte.
Symposium speakers include Dr. Herbert M. Cole, professor emeritus in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Drs. Akinwumi Ogundiran, UNC Charlotte; Henry John Drewal, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago; Victoria Rovine, UNC Chapel Hill. A masquerade performance by the Oyotunji African Village Yoruba performers will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m., and will be followed by a brief reception.
Admission is free for this event, but pre-registration is required. Box lunches from Panera Bread will also be available on site 10$ (cash only), details TBD.
*** To register a group larger than four (4) people please call 704.337.2107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte.
Above image:Initiation Mask 20th century