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For Hearth and Altar: Artistry and Action in African Ceramics

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The Art Institute of Chicago
Fullerton Hall

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.

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Saturday, February 4, 2006 10:00-4:30

Through 2/20/2006 For Hearth and Altar: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection

six art historians present their research on ceramic 
traditions in Africa.

10:00 Welcome
Jeffrey Nigro, Director of Adult Programs, the Art Institute of Chicago 

African and Amerindian Art (312) 443-3657

Introduction
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 Mesoamerica.
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: 631.632.5703

10:30 Introduction

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 Nsei, Cameroon
Silvia Forni, University of Turin


12:15 Lunch
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

1:30 Introduction

1:45 Spirits in Clay: Ceramics and Ritual Life in Northeastern Nigeria
Marla Berns

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

Related event
Join us on Thursday, February 2, at 6:00 for the lecture, "Patterns and Paradigms: Artistry and Identity in African Ceramics" by Barbara Frank.

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