Curatorial Dilemmas: Representing Africa at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

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October 19, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Fine Arts

On the occasion of the forthcoming reinstallation of UMMA’s Robert and Lilian Montalto Bohlen Gallery of African Art, UMMA presents the lecture series Curatorial Dilemmas: Representing Africa at UMMA. Three leadings curators of African art will share their perspectives, experiences and innovations in the display of African art at their respective institutions, contributing to the design and reimagination of the permanent gallery at UMMA.

  • October 19: Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, Professor, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and Consulting Curator for African Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
  • November 2: Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Seattle Art Museum
  • November 30: Christa Clarke, Senior Curator Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum


At 7 pm, at the Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI. 

Presented in partnership with the U-M African Studies Center, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, History of Art, the Institute for the Humanities, and the Museum Studies Program. 


Contact Info: 


Laura De Becker 

Helmut and Candis Stern Associate Curator of African Art 

University of Michigan Museum of Art
+1 734 647 0526 phone

525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1354


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