Curatorial Dilemmas: Representing Africa at UMMA with Mary (Polly) Nooter-Roberts

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A series of talks by leading curators and thinkers in African art will launch a reimagining process for the forthcoming reinstallation of UMMA’s Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Gallery of African Art. Mary (Polly) Nooter-Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, will be the first speaker in this series to contribute reflections on her own groundbreaking work in the display of African art.

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts is a Full Professor in UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and Consulting Curator for African Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She holds a PhD in Art History from Columbia University, and has served as Senior Curator at The Museum for African Art in New York, and as Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Lead support for Power Contained: The Art of Authority in Central and West Africa is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the African Studies Center.

This lecture series is presented in partnership with the University of Michigan African Studies Center, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute for the Humanities, and Museum Studies Program.

The series is presented in conjunction with the UMMA exhibition Power Contained: The Art of Authority in Central and West Africa (on view from August 19-December 31, 2017).

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Museum of Art - Helmut Stern Auditorium

October 2017

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7:00pm - 8:30pm

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