Course Number

ARTH 220

Syllabus Date

Spring 2015

Department course is offered by

ARTH - Art History

Course description

Sub-Saharan African Art: Challenges of Evidence, Interpretation, Preservation & Ownership

This seminar will highlight major issues in the study, interpretation and preservation of the arts of Sub-Saharan Africa, including recent studies challenging previously conceived beliefs regarding the art and architecture of this extensive, diverse region. Seminar participants will also explore the complex legal and ethical issues connected to African arts such as where and how objects are displayed in museums and other venues, disputed claims of ownership and future strategies for resolution.

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