Lecture and Panel Discussion

In conjunction with the exhibition The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles / Recent Art

Lecture and Panel Discussion

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall


Lecture: Crossing Paths, Bridging Genres: Textile Sources in Contemporary Ghanaian Art
By Doran H. Ross, Senior Research Scholar, The James S. Coleman African Studies Center at UCLA.

Panel Discussion: Modes of Contemporary Expression in Africa
Following the lecture is a panel featuring artists whose work relates to the exhibition and leading scholars in the fields of art history, history, and African studies. Alisa LaGamma, Curator, and Christine Giuntini, Textile Conservator, both of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, moderator.

Artists: Abdoulaye Konaté, Atta Kwami, Grace Ndiritu, Oyenike Okundaye, Duro Olowu, and Sue Williamson

Scholars: Christa Clarke, Curator of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific, The Newark Museum; Mamadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University; Chika Okeke-Agulu, Assistant Professor, Center for African American Studies and Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University; and Zoë Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University


Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with NYU’s Africa House and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge with museum admission. Information: 212/570-3949, www.metmuseum.org.

Starts 10/4/08 2:00 pm
Ends 10/4/08 4:45 pm
Participants Alisa LaGamma, Abdoulaye Konaté, Atta Kwami, Christa Clarke, Christine Giuntini, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Doran H. Ross, Duro Olowu, Grace Ndiritu, Mamadou Diouf, Oyenike Okundaye, Sue Williamson, Zoë Strother
Location The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
Cost Free of charge with museum admission


Program Types: Lecture Panel