Monday, January 13, 2020

What Else They Brought: An Introduction to Native African Art and Contemporary African American Art Lecture Presented by Octavia Kuransky at Central Library February 25


What: What Else They Brought: An Introduction to Native African Art and Contemporary African American Art lecture presented by Octavia Kuransky
When: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library/Arrington Auditorium/4th floor
Details: Free but registration is requested through the BPL events calendar

Africans transported as slaves to America brought more than their labor. They also brought enormous cultural influence on music, food, and art.

This lecture concerns itself with the African influence on art. It begins with an introduction to original African pieces, moves to folk art expression after the arrival of Africans in America, includes examples of African American fine art, and concludes with a look at how African American history and identity is reflected in contemporary art.

The program will feature numerous examples from the collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art. The program presenter is Octavia Kuransky. Kuransky holds a BA in humanities and is a docent-in-training at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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