For Hearth and Altar: Artistry and Action in African Ceramics
The Art Institute of Chicago
In conjunction with the exhibition For Hearth and Altar: African
Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection at the Art Institute of
Chicago: Final Program Symposium
related: Hans Hammers African ceramics
, Newark African ceramics exhibition
, "Chicago Ceramics" Study of
shapes and subtleties in African ceramics on view in Chicago.
Saturday, February 4, 2006 10:00-4:30
six art historians present their research on ceramic
traditions in Africa.
Jeffrey Nigro, Director of Adult Programs, the Art Institute of Chicago
|African and Amerindian Art
Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Curator of African Art and Exhibition
Curator, the Art Institute of Chicago Ceramic arts in Africa
Morning Session: Exceptional Artistry in African Ceramics Chaired by Barbara E. Frank, Stonybrook University and National
Museum of African Art
Barbara E. Frank - Associate Professor, Ph.D. Indiana
University (1988): Joint appointment with art and anthropology; African art
history, especially West Africa; and arts of the African Diaspora and ancient
Email: Barbara.Frank (at) stonybrook.edu
Associate Professor of Art History .
The State University of New York at
Stony Brook .Stony Brook, New York 11794-5400 .631-632-7264 (office)
631-632-7261 (dept. fax) email: bfrank (at) ms.cc.sunysb.edu . Department
of Africana Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4340
Undergraduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Graduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Fax:
10:45 Fatumata Kouyaté, the Potters of Sissingue, Mali, and their "Mothers"
Barbara E. Frank, Stonybrook University and National Museum of African Art
11:15 Namisfueli Nyeki: A Potter Extraordinaire (Tanzania)
Barbara Thompson, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
11:45 Improving Tradition Through Innovation: Martin Fombah and the Contemporary Potters of
Silvia Forni, University of Turin
Please feel free to view For Hearth and Altar: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection.
Afternoon Session: Ritual and Sacred Vessels of Meaning and Memory Chaired by Marla C.
Berns, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
1:45 Spirits in Clay: Ceramics and Ritual Life in Northeastern Nigeria
2:15 Ewe Ceramics as the Visualization of Vodun (Ghana)
Lisa Aronson, Skidmore College
2:45 Ritual and Meaning in Zulu Pottery (South Africa)
Gary Van Wyk, Axis Gallery, New York
3:15 Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Join us on Thursday, February 2, at 6:00 for the lecture, "Patterns and Paradigms: Artistry and Identity in African Ceramics" by Barbara
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