Opening Program: Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts

Tue 7/12 • 5PM PDT


This talk will introduce the ongoing investigations underpinning Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts. Exhibition curator Carlee S. Forbes will consider the works on view alongside additional examples drawn from this Mellon-funded project. She will elucidate how African objects featured in the exhibition moved from their places of creation to communities and countries near and far; address the changing late-19th and early-20th-century cultural, economic, and political settings in which these objects circulated; touch on the acquisition activities of different actors through whose hands these works passed; and explore the shifting notions of value and authenticity as African material moved through a range of markets and contexts.

Join us to hear from exhibition curators, participating artists, and other key players who make possible our multifaceted presentations of world arts and cultures.

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