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Hello Alumni,

BGC is co-hosting Exhibiting Africa, a symposium on the state of the field in African Art and the Diaspora, with Brooklyn Museum on October 19 and 20. Please help us spread the word.

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We hope to see you there!

This timely symposium explores present-day perspectives on the display of the arts and material culture of Africa and the Diaspora, examines its historiography in Western cultural institutions, and considers directions for its future.

The event coincides with exhibitions at each of its host institutions that contribute new approaches to display practices in the field. Convened by Drew Thompson and Annissa Malvoisin, curators, scholars, and faculty members at Bard Graduate Center, the event features discussions among thought leaders whose expertise ranges from the ancient to the contemporary, including Andrea Myers Achi (Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art), Solange Ashby (UCLA), Antawan I.Byrd (Northwestern), Sandrine Colard (Rutgers-Newark, Kanal-Pompidou Museum), Kevin D. Dumouchelle (National Museum of African Art), Geoff Emberling (Michigan), N’Goné Fall (curator and cultural policies specialist), Silvia Forni (Fowler Museum, UCLA), Alisa LaGamma (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Mpho Matsipa (Columbia GSAPP), Nontsikelelo Mutiti (Yale School of Art), and Tobias Wofford (VCU).

Thursday, October 19
Bard Graduate Center
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Friday, October 20
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium

$15 General Admission | $12 Seniors
Free for people with a college or museum ID, people with disabilities and caregivers, and BGC members

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Thursday at Bard Graduate Center 
1:30 Welcome and introduction
1:45 Panel 1: N’Goné Fall, Mpho Matsipa, Nontsikelelo Mutiti
3:15 Break
3:45 Panel 2: Alisa LaGamma, Sandrine Colard, Kevin D. Dumouchelle

Friday at Brooklyn Museum
11:15 Welcome and introduction
11:30 Panel 1: Geoff Emberling, Andrea Myers Achi, Solange Ashby
1:00 Break
2:00 Panel 2: Silvia Forni, Antawan I. Byrd, Tobias Wofford