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Joyce M. Youmans <email@example.com>
African art historiography; interrelationships between American culture in the 1960s, Minimalism, and African art; the history of the Other within the context of colonialism and without (including psychiatric patients, serial murderers, and zombies [real and imagined]); aesthetics and the visual arts, particularly phenomenology and also the ways by which alterity may influence the art viewing process
|H-Net Positions:||Former H-Net Staff Editor
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Africa
Reviewer for H-AfrArts
|Reviews:||Mami Wata Reconsidered and Redefined
From Biography to Ghost Story: The Search for Sara Baartman
Master of Arts degree in Art History, University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with a cognate area in French and a minor in History, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2002-2005 Assistant Curator of African Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1999-2002 Curatorial Assistant for African, Oceanic, and American Indian Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1994-1999 Research Assistant for African, Oceanic, and American Indian Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
2008-2010 Senior Editor and Art Writer for the award-winning Atlanta-based visual arts website BurnAway (http://burnaway.org)
1995-present Curator of a private collection of African art, Shawnee Mission, KS
2002-03 Central African Art History, West African Art History, University of Kansas
2008-present Board Member and Chief Newsletter Editor for the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
2001-2005 Curator. Program for the permanent exhibition of African art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Installed in 2007.
2002-2003 Curator. The Nelson-Atkins venue of the traveling exhibition Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa.
1999-2000 Curator. Another Africa, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
2004 Fourteen articles in Claude J. Summers, ed., The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts. Berkeley: Cleis Press.
2002 Five object entries in Ezio Bassani, et al., The Power of Form: African Art from the Horstmann Collection. Milan: Skira Editore.
2002 Six artist entries in Sara and Tom Pendergast, eds., Contemporary Artists. Detroit: St. James Press.
2000 "African Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art." African Arts 33.4 (winter): 40-61, 94.