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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.

Dr. Francesco Pellizzi

Professor Zoë Strother

Professor Lisa Trever

Katherine McCarthy

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020 fall semester. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

10/15/2020 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Playing with Things: Engaging the Moche Sex Pots
Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University

11/05/2020 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
On Oscillation of Value: The Unsettled Market for African Art in the 1920s
Yaëlle Biro, Metropolitan Museum of Art

02/04/2021 Location TBD
6:30 PM

Lawrence Waldron, Queens College, City University of New York

04/01/2021 Location TBD
6:30 PM

Ingrid Ahlgren, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University