FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 - 12:10PM Gallery Talk: Collection in Context: African Objects at the Palmer Janet Purdy, graduate student in art history Stop by the museum this semester to explore what’s on view and participate in these engaging conversations led by summer interns and graduate assistants.
This funding is for her proposal “African Studies Association Annual Meeting and Swahili Arts Exhibition”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 - 12:10PM Gallery Talk: BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection Keri Mongelluzzo, graduate student in art history Come explore BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection and participate in this engaging conversation led by Keri Mongelluzzo in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor. This exhibition highlights monumental canvases from the permanent collection, many of which have not been on view in recent years, in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. Image caption: Jerome Witkin, Kill-Joy (To the Passion of Käthe Kollwitz), 1975–76, oil on canvas (detail), 76.47.
Janet Purdy, PhD Candidate in Art History, presented “Mountains Don’t Move, But People Do: Iraqw Marriage Skirts of Tanzania,” at Arts Council of African Studies Association Triennial Symposium, University of Ghana, Legon; August 12, 2017. ACASA (The Arts Council of the African Studies Association) sponsored this 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art, which is the premier forum for presenting cutting edge research on the art of Africa and the African Diaspora. This was the first time in the organization’s history that the Triennial was held on African soil. ACASA promotes greater understanding of African material and expressive culture in all its many forms, and encourages contact and collaboration with African and Diaspora artists and scholars. (Skirt pictured: Iraqw people, Tanzania, early 20th century, Commonwealth Institute, London, T/TANZ/134)
The title of the exhibition review has two parts: "Design for Mobile Living: Art From East Africa" and "Reinstallation and Renovated Galleries for African Art, Baltimore Museum of Art." http://www.mitpressjournals.org.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/doi/abs/10.1162/AFAR_r_00359