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Lectures in April 2014

Lecture by Curator Christa Clark "Curating a Continent: African Art at the Newark Museum"

  • Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Graham Auditorium, Hillyer Hall, Smith College
  • 5 PM
  • Christa Clarke, Curator of the Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum

    Curating a Continent: African Art at the Newark Museum

     In anticipation of the Fall 2014 opening of the first permanent gallery of African art at the Smith College Museum of Art, SCMA and the Smith College Department of Art have invited Christa Clarke to discuss her innovative approaches to curating African art at the Newark Museum.

    Co-editor of Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display, Clarke has transformed the permanent galleries of African art and organized acclaimed temporary exhibitions at the Newark Museum. She curated the first permanent gallery dedicated to contemporary African art in an American art museum. Her talk is in conjunction with a temporary exhibition curated by Mellon Five College Postdoctoral Fellow in African Art and Architecture Amanda Gilvin and her students. “Transformations in African Art” will be on view at the Smith College Museum of Art through May 25, 2014.

    The lecture is free and open to all. No reservations needed. A public reception will immediately follow the lecture.

    Sponsored by the Smith College Lecture Fund, the Smith College Art Department and the Smith College Museum of Art with the Lewis Global Studies Center, and the Five College African Studies Council.

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