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"African Art, Modernist Photography,& the Politics of Representation"

11/13/09 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Driskell Center & 2309 Art-Sociology Building
The Driskell Center, Department of Art History & Archaeology and Phillips Collection are co-sponsoring a two-part symposium beginning Friday, November 13, through Saturday, November 14, 2009, entitled "African Art, Modernist Photography, and the Politics of Represenation."

The symposium addresses the avant garde's embrace of African art during the early 20th century.  The Driskell Center will host the opening reception at 5p.m.  Following the reception, Dr. Jack Flam will give a lecture in 2309 Art-Sociology Building at 6p.m.  Professor Flam, Art and Art History, of Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center will present on "Modernist Primitivism: The Heart of the Matter."

The second part of the symposium will continue on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., 10a.m.-5p.m.

Friday events are open to the public.  The Saturday event requires attendees to register.

For more information, visit Phillips Collection Symposium.