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D9. Unveiling African Art & Architecture: Issues of Interpretation, Preservation and Ownership

  • 03/23/2022
  • 04/20/2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/23/2022, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 03/30/2022, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/06/2022, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/13/2022, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 04/20/2022, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
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Citing major examples of African art and architecture, this course explores current issues of interpretation, preservation and the crisis of ownership linked to controversial provenance - who owns the art and who should own the art? Included in the discussion: Blombos Cave, Hatshepsut - from Queen to Pharaoh; the Great Mosques of Kairouan, Tunisia (and the Blue Qur’an) and Djenne, Mali; The Geniza Ben Ezra Synagogue Documents; rock churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia; the Great Zimbabwe; Benin City of 1897 and Decolonizing Western Museums: ‘temples’ of art or ‘conspirators’ of colonialism?

INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Beall completed her PhD at Brown University. A Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Dept. of Art, Music & Theater at Assumption University, President Emerita of the Worcester Chapter of the AIA - Archaeological Institute of America, she is currently a Visiting Professor at Clark University teaching African and Islamic art and architecture.

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