Urhobo Historical Society

The National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 18, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lecture Hall, level 2


The Many Faces of Art in Urhobo Society

By

Tanure Ojaide and Perkins Foss


Tanure Ojaide (Professor of African-American and African Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte) - a prominent Urhobo poet and writer - discusses "How the Urhobo People See the World Through Art."

Perkins Foss (Senior Lecturer in Art History, Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire) complements Dr. Ojaide's presentation with a slide and video discussion of "Art for Founding Families: Edjo Imagery among the Urhobo of southern Nigeria."

These talks are in conjunction with the exhibition entitled, "Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures."

This exhibition is open until April 2, 2001.

A unit of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of African Art, is located at 950 Independence Avenue, SW in Washington, D.C.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily except December 25
 


Contact: Ed Lifschitz ED@nmafa.si.edu


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