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ACASA NEWSLETTER


NEWSLETTER OF THE ARTS COUNCIL
OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
NUMBER 12 SPRING 1986


1986 MEMBERSHIP

ACASA membership has risen from 133 in 1985 to 209 in 1986,
a dramatic increase of nearly 57%. Membership categories
break down into: 156 regular, 36 special, 10 institutional
and 7 complimentary memberships (affiliated organizations
and African institutions). Based on responses on membership
application forms there are 94 males and 105 females.
Based on highest degree achieved there are 89 Ph.D.'s,
71 M.A.'s, and 19 B.A.'s. Art History is the declared
field of 105 members, followed by Anthropology with 34,
while "other" specializations were listed by 48 members.
College/university teaching was listed by 86 members as
their primary professional involvement, with 48 listing
museology and 47 research. Primary regional focus was
divided as follows: West Africa 128; Central Africa 29;
East Africa 13; South Africa 11; General 27; and Afro-
American 15 (several members listed more than one). The
1986 membership list is attached to this Newsletter.


ACASA BUSINESS MEETING

NEW OFFICERS ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Simon Ottenberg, Herbert M. Cole, and Joanne Eicher completed
their terms of office and were replaced by newly-elected
officers Philip Peek, Mary Jo Arnoldi, and Roslyn Walker.
They join Arnold Rubin (President), Doran H. Ross, (Secretary/
Treasurer), Paula Ben-Amos, and Henry John Drewal who continue
on the Board until the 1986 ASA meetings.

TREASURER'S REPORT

Since 44 people joined or renewed their memberships at
the Triennial in Los Angeles or shortly after, the data
below reflect this rather than the membership/financial
figures cited at the business meeting.

The past year's receipts and expenses are summarized below:

Beginning balance $2088.61
Renewals 1950.00
Postage copying (937.63)
Travel stipends (1000.00)
Awards (217.00)
Balance 5/19/86 $1,883.98


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FUTURE TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIA ON AFRICAN ART


At the suggestion of the Board and by consensus of the
membership it was decided to invite the National Museum
of African Art to host the Eighth Triennial Symposium on
African Art (1989) in its new facility on the mall in
Washington, D.C. It was also tentatively approved for
successive Triennials to be hosted by the St. Louis Art
Museum (1992) and the UCLA Museum of Cultural History (1995).

BYLAW REVISIONS

Several bylaw revisions were discussed including: additional
membership levels, leadership and publication awards, extend-
ing Board of Director's terms to three years and scheduling
elections to coincide with the Triennials, and constituting
the Board of Directors as a Nominating Committee. Specific
revisions will be detailed in the Fall Newsletter (as dictated
by the current bylaws) prior to the ASA meeting in Madison,
Wisconsin (see below).

29TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION,
CONCOURSE HOTEL, MADISON, WISCONSIN, OCTOBER 30 TO
NOVEMBER 2, 1986

Various panel topics for the ASA meetings were discussed,
and as with the past two years ACASA is organizing the
art panels. The Preliminary Program for the meetings is
attached. While all ACASA panels will be scheduled into
the same room, the exact order of the panels and their
specific times will be determined by Linda Hunter, Program
Chair for the meetings.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF ART

Concern was expressed by Roy Sieber, Arnold Rubin, and
others about the meager representation (1 paper) of African
art in the "26th International Congress for the History
of Art," Washington, D.C., August 11-18, 1986. After initially
contacting Sieber for the ACASA mailing list, only a few
ACASA members actually received a "Call for Papers." Sieber
agreed to query the International Association concerning
this issue.

PUBLICATION OF TRIENNIAL PAPERS

The periodic call for the publication of Triennial papers
was raised again. The problem of costs, combined with
the present scale of the Triennial, continue to make publication
prohibitive. The possibility of ASA distributing the papers
in a format comparable to the papers of their annual meetings
is being explored with John Distefano, ASA Executive Secretary.
The possibility of publishing select Triennial papers in
the ASA Review is also being pursued.


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ACASA LEADERSHIP AWARDS 1986


In 1985, the ACASA Board of Directors proposed establishing
* a Leadership Award to be presented at each Triennial Symposium
on African Art. This proposal was ratified by the membership
at its annual meeting at UCLA on April 4, 1986. The award,
consisting of an appropriate memento and a citation, will
be conferred upon an individual whose accomplishments best
exemplify excellence in the study of African art. Future
recipients will be determined by a mail ballot of ACASA
members, whose votes will constitute a recommendation to
the Board of Directors. But on this occasion, there was
immediate consensus that the first award should be divided
between two distinguished leaders in the field, William
Fagg and Roy Sieber. At the celebratory banquet, on behalf
of the board, Henry Drewal read the testimonial for William
Fagg, and Simon Ottenberg read the one for Roy Sieber.
Their very justified encomiums follow.

HENRY JOHN DREWAL:

In the ancient Yoruba tradition of praise poetry or oriki,
we gather to celebrate, as one Yoruba person put it, the
"FAMOSITY" of a man who has contributed greatly to our
field -- William Buller Fagg. Few people ever attain the
status of an oracle, especially in their lifetime, but
William Fagg is certainly one. Bill is what the French
might call an "eminence grise." His reserve combined with
a noticeable twinkle in his eyes give the impression that
he knows much more than he is willing to reveal and, in
Bill's case, it is true! No matter the area of African
art, Bill's insights, sensitivity, and encyclopedic knowledge
have helped us all see more clearly. And those of us who
work with Southern Nigerian and Yoruba material owe him
a special debt of gratitude, for his contributions have
been enormous.

Knowing Bill's reputation as an intrepid bicycle rider,
we shouldn't have been surprised that he was not content
to be an "armchair ethnologist." Beginning in 1949 and
continuing into the 1980s, he made several intensive trips
to Africa during which he systematically correlated field
data with African art objects scattered in the collections
of the world. His countless publications include such
major works as "De l'Art des Yoruba" (1951), Nigerian Images
(1963), "The African Artist" in Tradition and Creativity
in Tribal Art (1969), and Yoruba Beadwork (1980) -- works
which have provided a foundation for subsequent scholarship
in the chronologies for major traditions such as Benin,
the philosophical aspects of African art, and the problems
of attribution including the identification of named or
unnamed masters. This rich field data will soon be available
to scholars in the form of documented field photographs
(over 3000) at the Robert Goldwater Library of the Metro-
* politan Museum of Art and the National Museum of African
Art.


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Bill's retirement hasn't been that at all. He has produced
contributions-that are even more ambitious and more frequent.
Using his storehouse of knowledge, he has transformed Christie
auction catalogs into scholarly (and witty) treatises on
African art, artists, and aesthetics, elevating connoisseurship
in the field to unimagined heights. More recently, in
conjunction with a number of Yoruba specialists in Africa,
Europe, and America, he is turning his energies to his
most ambitious project yet -- a comprehensive catalog of
Yoruba twin memorial figures (in 2 volumes, of course)
that will serve to document the regional, local, town,
workshop, and individual styles of Yoruba artists working
over approximately the last 150 years.

We offer this modest/inadequate brief tribute to one who
has enriched our knowledge and appreciation of African
art beyond measure and we look forward to the insights
yet to come.

WILLIAM BULLER FAGG:

When I first ventured into the field in 1949, I had not
received any specific training in the mysteries of field-
work. But I did have one tremendous asset in the British
Museum's great African resources with which I had familiar-
ized myself during the last three or four years since I
had been an Africanist.

At that time, our African collections possessed hardly
* any fakes of any kind -- a fact which stood us in good
stead, and will do so in future years as well. As luck
would have it, I speak with the aid of hindsight. I had
arrived just before the Revolution that ushered in a new
kind of spurious "authenticity."

I should here like to mention a qualification which I have
for fieldwork -- though some would consider it a millstone
around my neck -- I mean a love of minutiae, nurtured during
my studies in classical paleography at Cambridge under
the great Sir Ellis Minns. This is tied up with a pursuit
of irrelevancies, real or imagined.

In this, my first tour of fieldwork, I had the full support,
help and advice of three of the finest experts in the field,
and there was no way I could go wrong. First there was
Kenneth Murray, the Surveyor of Antiquities, whose life
and death were so movingly celebrated in the commemorative
issue of African Arts in 1975. He had spent much of the
past twenty-two years as an education officer, travelling
extensively in Yorubaland, Igboland, and other parts of
the South, studying the people and their art, and casti-
gating British and Nigerians impartially for doing nothing
about it, yet building the greatest art collection with
no resources, not to mention the fully fledged Archive
Sof the as yet non-existent museum.


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The second of my guardian angels was my younger brother,
Bernard, a man of action if ever there was one, who, starting
as an administrator, had spent ten years discovering the
Nok Culture, and the vastly more ancient Rock-Gongs Complex,
and was even then (having learned the building trade in
double-quick time) putting up the finest building in the
north -- the Jos Museum -- using only an untrained labor
force. Yet he found ample time to teach me the essentials
of northern ethnography and even some archaeology, including
that of Ife. It was in Yorubaland, too, that I met my
third mentor towards the end of my trip. Father Kevin
Carroll supplied a vital and incalculable ingredient of
philosophy and also art history.

Such were the beginnings of my fieldwork -- a sheltered
enough existence. Later came Roy Sieber, Willett, and
the greatly lamented Bradbury.

But now I am glad that Hank Drewal has alluded to my "archives,"
for it enables me to say a few words of thanks to my dear
friends Paul Tishman and Jeffrey and Deborah Hammer. The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the National Museum
of African Art, Washington, D.C., are the recipients of
the prints, and the negatives are housed in the photographic
Institute, Queen Anne Street, London, from which prints
may be ordered. I hope these will be seen as some of the
least controversial aspects of fieldwork.

SIMON OTTENBERG:

I am honored to be asked to present this award to Roy Sieber.
Mary Douglas, the anthropologist, once wrote that it was
scholars and intellectuals who were doing the most to destroy
rituals. But as Arnold Rubin has just said, this is the
beginning of a new ritual. I like rituals and I am pleased
to take part in this one. It is also typical of Africans
to honor their seniors.

Over the past three decades you have profoundly influenced
-- largely determined -- the form and direction of African
art studies in the United States.

Coming out of the wilds of Shawano, Wisconsin, you found
your way to African art via Medieval Europe at a time when
conventional art historical wisdom held that all that was
worth knowing about traditional African art was embodied
in the Demoiselles d'Avignon. In 1985, you were the first
American art historian actually to carry out field research
in Africa, and became an indefatigable advocate of the
necessity of such experience for serious and responsible
research. As an inspired -- and inspiring -- teacher,
you have guided three generations of students in art history
and related disciplines -- frequently outside as well as
within the usual formal or conventional academic relationship.


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This multitude now staffs museums and universities throughout
the United States and Africa. In your patient, discriminating,
and devoted development of the African collection at Indiana
University, you have created a resource whose richness
and splendor transcends the brilliance of the individual
pieces. Now embarked upon a comparable work on a vastly
grander scale at the National Museum of African Art, you
are clearly the right person in the right place at the
right time.

You participated in the establishment of the Arts Council
of the African Studies Association and served as its first
President. You have been involved in a succession of trail-
blazing exhibitions, and were instrumental in the appearance
of scholarly publications on African art at the highest
professional level. Never yoked to a narrow disciplinary
or theoretical perspective, you have consistently advocated
and embodied a multifaceted, eclectic approach. In your
research, teaching, and writing, you weave together an
appreciation of formal qualities with an understanding
of cultural meanings and historical relationships. Tran-
scending all of these is your unerring aesthetic sensibility,
your infallible critical instinct, and your unfailing
magnanimity.

As teacher, researcher, curator, advisor, and advocate
you have been instrumental in planting African art studies
as a feature in the cultural landscape of the United States.
We value and esteem your enthusiasm for African art, African
culture, and Africa; your boundless energy; your generous
encouragement of, and accessibility to, students, curators,
and collectors; your intellectual resilience and openness
to new ideas and new approaches; the sense of delight,
of adventure, of discovery which pervade all your activities;
and above all, the crafty sense of humor which beguiles
all who come under your spell.

In closing let me add a few personal notes. Most of what
I know about history and aesthetics in art I have learned
from Roy and his students. I was not trained in these
aspects of anthropology at Northwestern University. And
over the years I have met Roy and two years ago stayed
in his home in Washington. Always, I have found him inter-
esting to talk with, full of grand ideas and plans, and
always I have felt like a friend when being with him.
He has such a fine sense of the object, such an excellent
eye for its aesthetics, its style, its meaning and its
cultural setting. It is the quality of the understanding
of the object which I so admire and wish I had. I congrat-
ulate him on this occasion.


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ROY SIEBER:


This award, which I most deeply appreciate, does have some-
thing of the obituary about it. It is lightened, however,
by an opportunity that the subject of an obituary does
not have: to say a few words.

One of the great attractions of African art studies when
I entered thirty-five years ago was its essential innocence.
As a discipline it barely existed. Research was based,
with few exceptions, on museum studies and on the field
reports of other than art historians. The "literature"
consisted primarily of bits and pieces in anthropological,
missionary, or colonial reports, a few museum catalogues,
and style studies focused essentially on Kjersmeierian
tribal designations. Art history offered some areas that
seemed approachable and others that posed serious problems.
Form and style studies seemed possible, but not change
over time; in the absence of field data, studies in symbolism
seemed unapproachable; the studies of artists seemed buried
in the concept of anonymity; context studies were all but
unthought of; aesthetic studies were limited to Western
estimates; there were no field studies of the African
audience. Earlier studies on the art of Africa were
essentially studies in connoiseurship; Western quality
estimates attached to a note on the tribal origin.

In some ways much has changed -- witness these meetings
-- in others little has changed. Thank goodness that some
anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians continue
to devote time, energy, and thought to African arts. Art
historians have used their conclusions and borrowed from
their disciplines and will, no doubt, continue to do so.
Yet there are areas that are the concern of art historians,
that are, and should be, among their primary objectives.

I do feel that among much that needs to be done, art
historians have yet adequately to address three concerns:
one is style studies, particularly with an emphasis on
change over time, i.e., history; a second is form -- morpho-
logical studies relating again to history; the third is
iconography -- the penetrating studies of symbols. Certainly,
some recent works address these, again witness these
meetings, yet much remains to be done.

Also we have yet to sort out the relationship between theory
(or, more properly, theories) and data accumulation. The
latter is a requirement wherein, despite our accomplish-
ments, much remains to be collected. I am suspicious of
data collected according to theoretical needs. Rather,
more like an archaeologist, I consider the "excavation"
of data as a great responsibility. Unlike archaeologists
we do not actually destroy our data base in the process


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of collecting that data. However, a given art historical
field researcher may prove to be the only one to study
the arts of a particular group, the only researcher to
* interview one particular informant. Thus the responsibility
for objectivity, completeness, and caution is considerable.
I am suspicious of field studies that attempt to prove
(or disprove) theories. Data should not be tested by theories;
theories should be tested by data.

Further, I think it must be kept in mind that a multifaceted
view of art is valuable, indeed essential. Many aspects,
theories, points of view, or modes of attack can be brought
to bear upon a particular problem. At times it is most
tempting to consider one's point of view as exclusive,
as an end in itself. But in fact it never is.
Several views -- however contradictory they may seem --
combine to create a fuller view, to allow for the creative
cross-fertilization that leads to a deeper understanding
of the problem.

My final point is that unlike many other disciplines,
art history ultimately, perhaps finally, is tied to the
object, the work of art. The art historical must begin
with the work of art -- then as we have seen in the meetings
-- may go almost anywhere in exploring its ramifications
and implications. In the end however, the art historian
must return to the starting point, the work of art.


5 ANNOUNCEMENTS

AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGY FOUNDATION PROPOSAL

Concerned about the widespread destruction of archaeolog-
ical sites and the consequent loss of the early history/art
history of Africa, a group of ACASA members recently dis-
cussed the establishment of a nonprofit foundation to provide
support (funds as well as personnel) for archaeological
excavations of key sites in Africa. Projects would be
carried out by international research teams with the approval
and participation of the African governments concerned.
Our efforts might focus on fund-raising and personnel (pro-
fessional archaeologists, archaeology graduate students,
and nonprofessionals such as undergraduates and volunteers).
African participation might include professional and non-
professional staff and, where possible, basic equipment
and some support services.

At this point, we are seeking your initial reactions and
suggestions concerning this proposal (e.g., names of others
who might be interested, sources of funds, etc.) as a first
step in preparation for a full discussion at the forthcoming
ACASA meeting at ASA in Wisconsin. Please write or call
Henry Drewal or Kate Exra, D.P.A., The Metropolitan Museum
0 of Art, New York, N.Y. 10028 (212) 879-5500x3061/3057).


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NEUBERGER MUSEUM, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT PURCHASE
26 June 7 September, 1986

The Museum's collection of African art will be highlighted
in a special exhibition during the summer. Forty objects
from the Museum's holdings will be featured, including
new acquisitions and many works of art not previously on
view. The exhibition has been curated by Henry John Drewal.

The exhibition's title and interpretive wall panels for
each object underscore the exhibition's premise that African
art is essentially intellectual. It seeks to dispel the
misconceptions that African art is impulsive, emotional,
and "primordial." Both religious art, often experienced
in ritual performances involving visual, choreographic,
and musical arts, and nonreligious art will be displayed.

The exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the West-
chester Arts Fund of the Council for the Arts in Westchester
(South Gallery).

FOUNDATION OLFERT DAPPER

For the Tricentennial of the French publication of Olfert
Dapper's book "Description de 1'Afrique," the Dapper Founda-
tion organizes three exhibitions, which will open in Paris,
in May 1986.

* The first will show the diversity of African art. Approxi-
mately 40 African sculptures will be presented, accompanied
by 10 art works from other continents. This exhibition
will take place from May 13th to June 29th, 1986, at the
Musee des Arts Decoratifs and organized with the collaboration
of Mrs. Yvonne Brunhammer, Curator of the Musee des Arts
Decoratifs, and Mrs. Brigitte Hedel-Samson, Principal Art
Inspector of Delegation of plastic arts.

On May 14th, at the Foundation itself, located at 50 Avenue
Victor Hugo (Paris 16'eme), exhibition rooms and the documenta-
tion center will be inaugurated with two other exhibitions
that will be on display until September 30, 1986.

The theme for one of the exhibitions will be: "Knowledge
of African plastic arts at Olfert Dapper's time." African
art objects and engravings of this epoch will be on display.
Mr. Ezio Bassani, a well-known specialist, is responsible
for this exhibition.

The last exhibition, which will take place at the Foundation,
will show a "Panorama of Reliquary Guardian Figures of
the Bakota," and is organized with the collaboration of
specialists. Since there are excellent works already in
existence on the subject, by A. and F. Chaffin, as well
as books by Louis Perrois on the arts of Gabon, a catalog
has not been planned.


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However, the first two exhibitions will present a catalog
with color photographs. The art objects that will be exhibited
originate from museums, private collections, and from the
Foundation.

Please contact: Christiane Falgayrettes
Secretary General


THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,
LONG BEACH

This museum is organizing a major exhibition and publica-
tion curated by Dr. Mikelle Smith Omari, Associate Professor.
The title of the exhibition is "Gender, Power, and Art
in Africa and the Diaspora." A symposium/colloquium will
accompany the simultaneous opening of the exhibition and
the dedication of the new CSULB University Museum in 1989.
The exhibition will explore the dynamic dimensions of art
associated with male vs. female power. For further informa-
tion contact: Dr. M.S. Omari, Associate Professor,
Dept. of Art, Bl/St, CSULB, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.,
Long Beach, California, 90840.



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Please send information about publications,
exhibitions, symposia, research, dissertations,
travel, visitors, etc., for inclusion in the
ACASA Newsletter to:

Doran H. Ross
Secretary/Treasurer, ACASA
Museum of Cultural History
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90024

Deadline for Newsletter #13 is
15 August with the issue scheduled
to be posted 15 September.


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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
ACASA PANELS



29th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
October 30 November 2, 1986


THURSDAY MORNING


Panel I
APPROACHES TO

Chairpersons:


Panelists:


30 OCTOBER


8:30-10:30
ART PATRONAGE IN AFRICA

Judith Perani (Ohio University)
Norma Wolff (Iowa State University)

Norma Wolff (Iowa State University)
"Theoretical Approaches to the Study of
Patron-Artist Transactions in African
Societies"


Judith Perani (Ohio University)
"The Roles and Contributions of
African Patrons"

Barbara Frank (Wooster College)
"Continuity, Change and Reciprocity: Artists
and Patrons in the Western Sudan"

Discussant:


Panel II 10:30-12:30
INTIMATE OBJECTS: SNUFF, TOBACCO, AND HEMP PARAPHERNALIA
IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA


Chairperson:

Panelists:


Michael W. Conner (Indiana University)

Bill Dewey (Indiana University)
"Shona Snuffbottles"


Carolee Kennedy (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Zulu Stone Hemp Pipes"

Roslyn A. Walker (National Museum of African
Art)
"Chokwe Tobacco Mortars"

Michael W. Conner (Indiana University)
"Nguni Snuff Containers: The Marriage
* Ceremony"


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THURSDAY AFTERNOON 30 OCTOBER

Panel III 1:30-3:30
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART

Chairperson: John Povey (University of California,
Los Angeles)

Panelists: Elizabeth Schneider (University of Witwatersrand)
"Malagatane. Artist of the Revolution"

Jean Kennedy (California College of Arts
and Crafts)
"Modern Art from Nigeria"

Amin Nour
"The Development of an Ethiopian Artist"

Jusef Grillo
"Art Education and the Continuing Tradition"

Discussant: Peter Mark (Wesleyan University)


Panel IV 3:30-5:30
ACASA MUSEOLOGY IN WEST AFRICA ROUNDTABLE

Chairperson: Enid Schildkrout (American Museum of
Natural History)

Participants: Victoria Ebin (Brooklyn Museum)

Mary Kujawski (University of Michigan)

Philip Ravenhill (West African Museums Project)

Doran H. Ross (UCLA Museum of Cultural History)

Jerome Vogel (Parsons School of Design)

Susan Vogel (The Center for African Art)

Roslyn A. Walker (National Museum of African
Art)


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FRIDAY MORNING 31 OCTOBER

Panel V 8:30-10:30
WOMEN'S FUNERALS AS PERFORMANCE A

Chairperson: Christraud Geary (Boston University)

Panelists: Pamela Blakeley (Brigham Young University)
"Escort Others and So Shall You Be Escorted"

Christraud Geary (Boston University)
"Burying 'mothers of crops:' Funerals of
Prominent Women in Weh (Cameroon Grassfields)"

Carlyn Saltman (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Film: "A Bamileke Woman's Funeral"

Mikelle Smith Omari (California State University,
Long Beach)
"Women's Funerals in Candomble"

Discussant: Robin Poyner (University of Florida)


Panel VI 10:30-12:30
WOMEN'S FUNERALS AS PERFORMANCE B

Chairperson: Christraud Geary (Boston University)

Panelists: John W. Nunley (The St. Louis Art Museum)
"Beautiful Women Mourning Beautiful Women
in Sisala Funerary Traditions"

Fred T. Smith (Kent State University)
"Art and Performance in Frafra Female Funerals"

Christine Mullen Kreamer (Cincinnati Art
Museum)
"Honoring the Female Dead: Mortuary Rituals
for Women Among the Moba of Northern Togo"

Discussant: Robin Poyner (University of Florida)


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FRIDAY AFTERNOON 31 OCTOBER

* Panel VII 1:30-3:30
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART HISTORY

Chairperson: Allen F. Roberts (Albion College and
University of Michigan)

Panelists: Mary Kujawski (University of Michigan)
"Tracking an Unidentified Object: The Case
of a Bamana(?) Shamanic Costume"

Allen F. Roberts (Albion College and
University of Michigan)
"Crooks' Crooks: Dogon Yo Dommolo and the
Origin of Culture"

Joseph Nevadomsky (University of Benin,
Nigeria)
"Bronze Cocks and Wooden Hens In Benin Art"

Moyo Okediji (University of Ife)
"The Frozen Plumage: Stasis in Yoruba Avian
Mythography"




Panel VIII 3:30-5:30
ACASA BUSINESS MEETING

Chairperson: Arnold Rubin, President
Arts Council of the African Studies Association




















S


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*


Panel X
SCULPTURE OF

Chairperson:


Panelists:


10:30-12:30
THE BENUE RIVER VALLEY, NORTHERN NIGERIA

Arnold Rubin (University of California,
Los Angeles)

Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (Dartmouth College)
"Royal Masks and the Iconology of Sacred
Kingship in Southern Idoma"

Marla Berns (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Elegant Relief: Ga'anda Scarification
as a Conceptual Paradigm"

Arnold Rubin (University of California,
Los Angeles)
"Yokes, Siamese Twins, and the Elusive Eloyi:
Some Conundra in the Study of Benue Valley
Sculpture"


Discussant:


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SATURDAY MORNING 1 NOVEMBER

Panel IX 8:30-10:30
IMAGING THE SPIRIT

Chairperson: Jean M. Borgatti (Clark University)

Panelists: Dolores Yonker (California State University,
Northridge)
"Icons of the Invisible: Portraying the
Vodou in Haiti"

Ed Lifschitz (National Museum of African
Art)
"Beyond Looking: Imaging Spirits In Sound"

Ray Silverman (University of California,
Santa Cruz)
"Dress for Success: Adorning the Gods of
the Akan"

Marilyn Houlberg (School of the Art Insitute
of Chicago)
"The King of Thunder: Sound and Symbol
in Shango Imagery"

Discussant:







SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1 NOVEMBER

Panel XI 1:30-3:30
AFRICAN ART: THE METHODOLOGICAL DILEMMA

Chairperson: Sidney Littlefield Kasfir (Dartmouth College)

Panelists: James Fernandez (University of Chicago)
"The Problems of Collection and Classification:
Fang Masks"

Rene Bravmann (University of Washington)
"The Use of a Sufi Text to Explain Islamic
Influence in Asante Art"

Peter Weil (University of Delaware)
"Theoretical and Methodological Problems
with Public Art Forms: A Senegambian Mask"

Discussant: Jan Vansina (University of Wisconsin)


Panel XII 3:30-5:30
RECENT RESEARCH ON AFRICAN ART

Chairperson: Martha Anderson (Alfred University)

Panelists: Jean M. Borgatti (Clark University)
"Northern Edo Brass and Iron Work"

Martha Anderson (Alfred University)
"The Funeral of an Ijo Shrine Priest"

Susan O. Michelman (University of Minnesota)
"Kalabari Male and Female Aesthetics: A
Comparative Visual Analysis"

Peter Mark (Wesleyan University)
"History and Function of the Diola
Ejumba Mask"

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