Virtual Art History Happy Hour
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Celebrate our exhibition African Arts—Global Conversations with three fun and informative lectures. Exhibition curator Kristen Windmuller-Luna introduces the online event with an overview of the exhibition and its goal of centering African arts within art history and the encyclopedic museum. Then, catch Lagos-based artist Taiye Idahor as she reflects on her experience working with our collection of African art and her Ivie Series, which is featured in the exhibition. Follow African Arts—Global Conversations’s expansive, transcultural approach to African arts as Joshua Cohen, assistant professor of art history, City College of New York, considers “grounds for comparison.” Finally, Nijah Cunningham, assistant professor of African American studies and English, Hunter College, discusses how the exhibition reframes ideas of African and non-African arts and seeks to produce a different image of exchange and the world.
This program is free to stream on Facebook Live. Or, register and pay what you wish to join us on Zoom, and participate in a Q&A with the speakers after the talks. Your contribution supports our dynamic public programs and events.