African Art & Diaspora

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Art & the History of Art
Course Number: 
270
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as ARHA 270 and BLST 293 [D]) The course of study will examine those African cultures and their arts that have survived and shaped the aesthetic, philosophic and religious patterns of African descendants in Brazil, Cuba, Haiti and urban centers in North America. We shall explore the modes of transmission of African artistry to the West and examine the significance of the preservation and transformation of artistic forms from the period of slavery to our own day. Through the use of films, slides and objects, we shall explore the depth and diversity of this vital artistic heritage of Afro-Americans.

Fall semester. Professor Abiodun.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
ARHA-270-01,BLST-293-01
Schedule #: 
ARHA-270-01-1819F

Course Sections

African Art & Diaspora
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Rowland Abiodun roabiodun@amherst.edu MW 08:30AM-09:50AM FAYE 217