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The Power of Art -- 4/2/20 Daypass -- From the Grove to the Gallery: A Personal Journey with African Art
Speaker: Nii Quarcoopome, Ph.D. Nii Quarcoopome holds a doctorate in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2002 as Curator of African Art and department head for Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Americas. Quarcoopome has directed and contributed to successful African gallery reinstallations at several major museums and boasts the American Association of Museums’ highest honors for his 2010 groundbreaking exhibition Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500-Present. Speaker’s Synopsis: This illustrated lecture explores the power of African art through the prism of my personal experience. It offers insights into the language of African art by examining its materials, imagery, and symbolic functions. I also share my changing perspectives about African art over time, from my childhood in Africa to my current role as an American museum professional, to the challenges posed by modernity, globalization, and the ongoing debate about restitution of African artifacts.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 04/02/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorium
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN