October 12, 2010 Comments Off on Calendar


SYMPOSIUM: Imagining Histories, Performing Identities

Memorial Art Gallery
Saturday, February 25, 2017
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Imagining Histories, Performing Identities: Post-colonial African Art in Context

Organized with the Frederick Douglass Institute for African & African-American Studies and the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester, this symposium will contextualize the MAG’s exhibition of Meleko Mokgosi’s Pax Kaffraria within the current discourse on African art and culture.

1 – 2:30 pm:        "When is Africa? History and Contemporaneity in the Encyclopedic Art Museum"
Amanda Gilvin
Assistant Curator of Collections at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College
“The State of Things: Contemporary African Art in the Museum”
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi
Curator of African Art at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College
Jessica Marten

Curator in Charge/Curator of American Art, Memorial Art Gallery
2:30 – 3 pm:        Break
3 – 4:30 pm:        “Mobutist Modernism: Art and the Construction of Postcolonial National Identity”
Sarah Van Beurden
Associate Professor of African American and African Studies at Ohio State University,

“Youth Protest, Art, and Post-revolution Iconoclasm in South Africa circa 2015”
John Peffer
Associate Professor of Contemporary and Nonwestern Art History at Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rachel Haidu

Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester

This program is included with museum admission and is free for University of Rochester students, faculty and staff. 

Shown: Fully Belly II, 2010–14 (detail)