13th International Triennial Symposium on African Art
Art: Roots and Routes
Sponsored by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA), the Triennial Symposium on African art is the premier gathering of scholars, museum curators, and interested members of the public devoted to the presentation of cutting edge research on the art of Africa and the African Diaspora. Through panels, keynote addresses, roundtables, book exhibits, and film screening, all aspects of African art from ancient bronze casting, through village masquerades, to contemporary art in a globalized world are presented and discussed.
The 13th Triennial Symposium on African Art is organized by the Art Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA). Hosted by the Department of African and African American Studies and W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University, the conference will allow participants to explore the African art collections and resources in the Boston area, among these the Harvard University Art Museums, the Harvard University Peabody Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston, and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. The theme of the conference encourages participants to explore how African visual practices have moved across cultures, places and time and how the exchange of ideas has fostered vibrant new forms of expression and interpretations in a global world.