Scholarly and Professional Activities


Reviewer, Africa and African Diaspora Cross-Disciplinary Program, St Mary's College of Maryland, Mary's City, Maryland, 2006

External Academic/Team Leader for the Quality Assurance Review of the Center of Creative and Festival Arts, University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, 2005

Roundtable discussion: Who Owns African Art” in Idol Becomes Art! Prince Street Pictures, Inc., 2002

Interviewed by BBC World Service on “The History of Africa” focusing on the arts, 2000

Interviewed by the BBC World Service on the “Art of Africa” for the project, “Mothers and Gods Across the World,”1998

Editorial Board, African Arts, African Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1989 to present

Chair, Executive Board, Five-College African Scholars Program, 2003 to present

Selected Lectures

British Museum, London, UK

University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Museum for African Art, New York

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art Gallery of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Cultural Center of the Fundacio “La Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, GA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Yale University, New Haven, CT

National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Museum Rietburg, Zurich, Switzerland

Iwalewa Haus, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, W. Germany

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ.

Duke University, Durham, NCSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy

Selected Exhibitions

Co-Curator, Cloth Only Wears to Shreds: Yoruba Textiles and Photographs from the Beier Collection, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 2004

Co-Curator, Artist as Explorer in Africa, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC. 2001