THE ART OF AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND THE AMERICAS

  • Founded
    1970
  • Seminar Number
    509
Founded by Douglas Fraser, this seminar addresses major issues in the fields of African, Oceanic, Native American, and pre-Hispanic Latin American arts. The seminar provides an opportunity for members to analyze, evaluate, and discuss new and continuing research, as well as various trends in scholarship. Because the membership is comprised of art historians, curators, archeologists, anthropologists, and other field specialists, seminar meetings frequently involve in-depth discussions of theoretical and methodological issues. The seminar sponsors special symposia on diverse topics; the most recent entitled Art as Identity in the Americas.

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Francesco Pellizzi
pellizzi@fas.harvard.edu

Professor Zoë Strother
zss1@columbia.edu

Rapporteur:
Sophia Merkin
sophia.merkin@gmail.com

Welcome

Meetings

10/19/2017 832 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
6:30 PM
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: THE CONGOLESE BOURGEOISIE IN THE COLONIAL AND FAMILY ALBUM
Sandrine Colard, New York University
Abstract




11/02/2017 832 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Atea: Coming into the Light. Thinking Through Nature and Divinity in 18th Century Polynesia
Maia Nuku, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Abstract




12/07/2017 832 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
6:30 PM
Against Primitivism: Meyer Schapiro’s Early Writings on African and Medieval Art
Risham Majeed, Ithaca College
Abstract