Fall 2009

African Art and the Diaspora

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-70  |  Black Studies, as BLST-45


Rowland O. Abiodun (Section 01)


(Offered as Art 70 and Black Studies 45 [D].) The course of study will examine those African cultures and their arts that have survived and shaped the aesthetic, philosophic and religious patterns of African descendants in Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and urban centers in North America. We shall explore the modes of transmission of African artistry to the West and examine the significance of the preservation and transformation of artistic forms from the period of slavery to our own day. Through the use of films, slides and objects, we shall explore the depth and diversity of this vital artistic heritage of Afro-Americans.

Fall semester. Professor Abiodun.


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2014

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Submitted by Karla Keyes on Thursday, 9/3/2009, at 4:23 PM