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A State of the Field Panel Discussion

The Future of African Art

Free; tickets required.

Experts in African art will share the outcomes of their convening discussions, identifying challenges, opportunities and recommendations for the field.

Individuals participating in the symposium:

Princess Marilyn Douala Manga Bell, Co-Founder, Espace doual’art

Dr. David Binkley, Former Chief Curator and Senior Curator for Research and Interpretation, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Cook Ross, Inc., Director Emerita, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Adenike Cosgrove, Founder, ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA

Kat Cua, Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow

Ashley Duhrkoop, Curatorial Associate for African Art and Mellon Grant Project; Administrator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; PhD Candidate in Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kevin Dumouchelle, Curator, National Museum of African Art

Johnathan Fogel, Editor in Chief, Tribal Art Magazine

Dr. Silvia Forni, Curator of African Arts & Cultures, Department of World Cultures, Royal Ontario Museum

Alison Gilchrest, Program Officer, Arts and Cultural Heritage, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Uchenna Itam, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin; Curator, INGZ Collective

Dr. Sidney Kasfir, Professor Emerita, Emory College

Susan Kloman, International Specialist Head, African & Oceanic Art Department, Christie’s

Mary Kuvet, Artist and Curator

Issac Logsdon, Curator and Artist

Stéphane Martin, President & CEO, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac

Elimane Mbengue, Head of School, Académie Lafayette

Pam McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Seattle Art Museum

Chiluba Musonda, Director, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum

Dr. Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Curator of African Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Constantine (Costa) Petridis, Ph.D., Curator of African Art and Chair of the Department of the Arts of Africa & the Americas, The Art Institute of Chicago

Dr. Barbara Plankensteiner, Director, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg

Dr. Nii Quarcoopome, Co-Chief Curator and Department Head of Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas, Detroit Institute of Arts

Dr. Matthew Rarey, Assistant Professor of Art History, Oberlin College

Dr. Ciraj Rassool, Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Gaylord Torrence, Senior Curator of American Indian Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Oscar Tshibanda, Managing Partner, Tshibanda & Associates LLC

Steve Waterman, Director of Design and Experience, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Toni Wood, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Richard Woodward, Curator of African Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts