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Symposium: The Arts in Global Africa

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Saturday, Nov 15

10:00AM - 5:30PM

Admission: FREE

Please register below or by calling 704.337.2107.

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

Co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies at UNC Charlotte.

UNC-CharlotteArts and Science Council North Carolina Arts Council

 Above image:

Initiation Mask  20th century
Yaka Peoples. Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood, raffia, pigments
Gift of Bob Bronson. 1978.194.13
Image © Mint Museum of Art, Inc.
Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina