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ACASA DBoard of UDrectors
dele jQgodQ, President
Bill Dewey, Past President
Kathy Curnow, Secretary-Treasurer
Daniel Avorgbedor, Editor
Kathleen Bickford,
Michael Harris
Polly Nooter Roberts
Directors Retiring at the 1998 ACASA
Triennial:Jean Borgatti
Eugenia Herbert
Chris Mullen Kreamer
Rosalinde Wilcox

Membership Information (for residents
of North America, Europe, Asia)
Michael Harris, ACASA Secretary -
Treasurer, Dept of Art, Univ. of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3405, Hanes
Art Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
Email: olonaMDH@aol.com
Annual dues are $35.00 (see
membership form in this issue), payable
in January. Checks are payable to
"ACASA" and sent to: Michael Harris,
ACASA Secretary/Treasurer, Dept. of Art,
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB
#3405, Hanes Art Center, Chapel Hill,
North Carolina, 27599-3405

Membership Information (for residents
of Africa & the Caribbean):
Janet Stanley National Museum of
African Art Library
Smithsonian Institution MRC 708
Washington, DC 20560, USA
Tel.: (202)357-4600 Ext. 285
Fax: (202) 357-4879
E-mail: jstanley@ic.si.edu
The ACASA Newsletter is published three
times a year: April, August and December.
The newsletter seeks items of interest for
publication. You can send news about job
changes, fieldwork, travel, new publications,
etc. The next ACASA newsletter will be in
March 1998. Please send news items by
March 1, 1997 to: Daniel Avorgbedor, 110
Weigel Hall, School of Music, OSU,
Columbus, OH 43210-1170
E-mail: avorgbedor.l@osu.edu
fax 614-292-1102 tel.: 614-292-9441


Presidential Notes e
dele j9gede, ACASA President

Our fund-raising activities
are off to a modest start.
As many of you are
aware, ACASA's efforts at
becoming financially buoyant took
off this last summer when the
Endowment and Fund-Raising
Committee comprising Roy
Sieber, Jean Borgatti and my
humble self sent out letters to all
members and friends of ACASA,
soliciting funds. Since then, we
have received an encouraging
response from many of you.
Equally important is the support
that we have received from our
friends, many of whom are not
members of ACASA. As this is
being written, responses are still
trickling in. At the appropriate
time, we shall give an account of
our stewardship in this respect.

in this issueooo
:Presidential Notes 1
11th Triennial & Panels 3
Board Candidates' Statements 6
Exhibitions 7
Conferences 8
Jobs, Interns & Travels 9
Grants & Fellowships 10
ACASA Book Program 12
...Of People and Places 12
Obituary 13
Art on the Internet 14

For now, I must say that I am
beholden to all of you who have
responded to our letters. It is
gratifying to note that in several
instances, many of you have
actually given well over the
nominal amount that we solicited.
In addition to sending out
individual letters expressing our
appreciation, I am using this
forum to thank you all once more
for your generosity. To those who
have misplaced our letters, or who
may not have received any
solicitation letters, all you need do
is send your contribution to
Michael Harris, our Secretary/
Treasurer whose address is
published somewhere in this
newsletter. Please indicate
whether your, contribution is
meant for the Triennial or the
Endowment Fund. Your
contribution to the Triennial will
allow us to increase the purse for
bringing our colleagues from
Africa to New Orleans during in
April. All contributions to
ACASA are tax-deductible.


Os I have alluded
to above, Michael
Harris is now our
new Secretary/
Treasurer. His
tenure will expire
in April 1998. He
Rosalinde Wilcox,
our Spartan, heroic
colleague; she ably
held fort for Kathy

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Presidential Notes, contd.

Cumow, who resigned her
position because she had to go to
Nigeria on Fulbright program.
Both Kathy and Rosalinde
committed their time and
resources to the service of
ACASA. For this, we are grateful.
We are proud of Kathy's
achievement as a scholar and wish
her well as a Fulbrighter in
Nigeria. One's anxiety about the
incessant spate of political
turbulence in her new location is
tempered by the realization that
Kathy is not new to that territory.
Indeed, she is probably more
Nigerian than some of us. I have
had the good fortune of working
with Rosalinde during my
presidency. I have never known a
tougher lady: attentive to details
and, if need be, authoritative. I am
appreciative of her sense of
professionalism and dedication to
the cause of ACASA.

This brings me to the periodic
ritual of rejuvenation that
ACASA has to go through. I refer
to the process of replacing retiring
members of the Board of
Directors of ACASA through
elections. The next one comes up
at the New Orleans Triennial in
April. This newsletter contains
statements by candidates standing
for election to the Board. Our
Nominating Committee is
comprised of Mary Jo Arnoldi,
Janet Stanley, Eugenia Herbert
and Bill Dewey. In addition to
these candidates, you as members
are entitled to propose other
candidates for election. This is
what the appropriate section of
our Bylaw states:

"Nominations for the Board of
Directors by members-at-large
can be made by the signatures of
ten members in good standing in

support of a candidate, sent to
the President of ACASA. All
nominees must be in good
standing. All candidates for the
Board of Directors will send a
letter to the President of ACASA
indicating that he or she is willing
to serve. Each will also prepare a
brief statement as to why she or
he wishes to serve. This must be
submitted in time for inclusion in
the issue of ACASA Newsletter to
appear prior to the election "

New Orleans. That is the
promised city. The Board of
Directors has decided that there
are tremendous benefits in
allowing a professional body to
handle the registration aspect of
the Triennial. Thus, the University
of New Orleans Conference
Services has been contracted to do
this job. This development
supersedes our previously
published agenda on this issue. To
register for the l1th Triennial in
New Orleans, please forward all
your cheques and enquiries to:
UNO Conference Services,
Metro College, ED 122, New
Orleans, LA 70148 (see
registration forms for further
instructions). You may also reach
them on (504) 280-6680. Please
do not forward membership fees
to New Orleans; these are to be
sent to Michael Harris, our
Secretary/Treasurer. All enquiries
for panels and proposals should
be directed to Polly Nooter
Roberts, Program Chair.
Already, there is an impressive
turn-out of panels: more than
forty panel proposals. I would like
to amplify the point that has been
made repeatedly in connection
with participation in the Triennial:
no one will be allowed to present
papers who has not paid his or her
membership fees.

Please make sure that your
membership fees are remitted to
the Secretary/Treasurer on time.

It is true that the Triennial
Symposium scheduled for April 8
to 12, 1998, falls on Easter
weekend. But it is also true that
the decision to hold it at this time
was tabled, fully discussed and
approved at the ACASA Business
Meeting in Orlando, Florida. My
appeal to my colleagues who feel
miffed about this remains: we
needyour company. We will
appreciate whatever you can do
to help us make this Triennial a
success. Part of the benefits that
accrue to members from this
Easter weekend deal are the
incredible savings on hotels.
Compare, for example, the $99
per night that the New Orleans
Marriott, our venue for the
conference, is charging with, say,
the $189 that Double Tree New
Orleans charges; or, the $245 that
Le Meridian New Orleans will
charge for comparable facility.
Need I emphasize the necessity for
early booking at the Marriott? For
your convenience, a conference
registration form has been
published elsewhere in this

As some of you who were in
Columbus for the 1997 ASA may
have noted, ACASA had no panel.
This is one dilemma that we must
address, especially since our
relationship with ASA mandates
that we also be members of that
body and participate actively in its
programs. Norma Wolffs panel
on Yoruba textiles did not hold
because of an error on the part of
ASA. In spite of the fact that
Norma had written to cancel the
panel three weeks before the
deadline demanded by ASA, her

Presidential Notes, contd.

panel was still listed in the
program and, indeed, a room was
assigned. You can imagine the
frustrating experience of those
who were at the venue in the hope
of listening to a series of
enlightening presentation but who
saw no single panelist. I contacted
Chris Koch, Executive Director
of ASA, on this snafu. He
apologized for the error which he
attributed to the mix-up arising
from ASA's move to a new home.
I am working with ASA to ensure
that ACASA's participation in
ASA starts at the National Panels
level where our input is most

It is a great pleasure to report that
our web site, H-AfrArts which
Ray Silverman and Michael
Conner have ably managed, is
serving our community in a
healthy fashion. Michael Conner's
brief at the last ASA put the list
of subscribers at 272, from 18
countries. If you've not
subscribed, this is the time to do
so. Send an e-mail to either
ras@h-net.msu.edu or conner@
indiana.edu. Finally, this is one
note of congratulations to
Rowland Abiodun, former
President of ACASA and an
amiable, respectable colleague. At
Amherst, he recently became
recipient of an endowed chair as
John C. Newton Professor of Fine
Arts and Black Studies. I will
keep his admirers informed of the
"outing" ceremony. We've got to
"wash" this one.


*eU e editor wishes to thank
3anet Otnaleg, former editor we
continue to reli on hIer for both
laral ani international news
items for tle newsletter.

*eihe readership is reminbeh tljat
the newsletter is mailed to those
wuo holn current membership.
All inquiries about not rereiuing
issues stlouln be first abbresseh
to thle serretarj-treasurer.
thanks you!

Eleventh Triennial
Symposium on African
Art, New Orleans,
Opril 8-12,1999

Call for Panels and Papers
.ef from the Program Chair

We have now received and
accepted more than forty
excellent panel proposals,
and formed several additional
panels from individual paper
proposals that were submitted. We
have reached our limit for the
number of panels we are able to
accept for the Triennial, and we
are very pleased with the high
quality and the exciting range and
diversity of panel topics and paper
themes. Thank you for your

Alafia Following is important inform-
ation, both for participants, and
for those who wish to attend the
Triennial but who are not
presenting papers.

The theme for the 11th Triennial
Symposium on African Art to be
held in New Orleans from April
8-12, 1998, is "African Art
Studies at the Millennium."
Panel topics will reflect and
explore the new methodologies,
theories, and fields/sites of
research that will impact and
expand the boundaries of African
art studies in the 21st century.

For those of you who have not yet
sent in your paper abstracts,
please send them directly to your
panel chair, whose contact
numbers/addresses are indicated
in the accompanying list of
accepted panels. Proposals should
include a title and an abstract not
exceeding one page.

All panel chairs who have
submitted a title but no abstract
for their panel must send a brief
1-3 paragraph abstract, as well
as the collection of paper
abstracts with presenters' names
and affiliations to Program Chair,
Polly Nooter Roberts (319) 335-
0653 (fax) or email Polly Roberts
c/o: allen-roberts@uiowa.edu by
January 15, 1998. Panel chairs
who submitted proposals early on,
but have not submitted their
panelists' names and abstracts,
should contact Polly Nooter
Roberts to inform her of the
progress on the panel. If you have
an urgent question and cannot
reach P. N. Roberts from
December 15th-January 20th,
then you may contact William
(Bill) Dewey, The University of
Iowa, at tel: (319)335-1784; fax
(319) 335-1774; or email:

Triennial, contd.

Rules and Requirements for
Participation in Triennial
Please be advised that Triennial
participants will be allowed to
serve in one role only, with the
exception of panel organizers,
who may serve as chairs and also
present papers on their own
panels. All panels will be two
hours long. Panel organizers may
have four speakers and one
discussant, or five speakers and
no discussant. All papers must be
limited to no more than twenty
minutes, and panel organizers
may open their panels with a five-
minute introduction. Panel
organizers must enforce the length
of their participants' papers in
order to leave fifteen minutes for
discussion with the audience. All
panel chairs and presenters must
be registered for the Triennial and
hold membership in ACASA for

Membership and Registration
All panel chairs, paper presenters,
and discussants must be registered
for the Triennial and hold ACASA
membership for 1998. It is each
panel chair's and participant's
responsibility to be sure that they
are members of ACASA in good
standing for 1998, and that they
are registered for the Triennial.
Please send in your registration/
membership payments as soon as
possible if you wish to assure
your place in the Triennial
program. Those who wish to
attend the Triennial, but are not
participating on a panel, must be
registered for the Triennial and
are encouraged to become
ACASA members. Payment of
membership and registration fees
must be made separately.
Membership is paid to ACASA
Secretary, Michael Harris, and

Registration is paid to UNO, a
New Orleans agency (see forms in
this issue for payment schedules
and instructions).

For reservations for the
convention hotel, the Marriott on
Canal, telephone (504) 581-1000
or 1-(800) 228-9290. Be sure to
mention that you are attending the
ACASA "African Art" conference
to receive conference rates. The
cut-off date for reservations is
March 9, 1998. If you do not
wish to stay at the convention
hotel, contact your travel agents
for additional hotels and their
rates. The convention hotel is at
555 Canal Street at the edge of
the French Quarter. There are a
number of good hotels in the area.

Travel Fellowships for Visiting
Scholars and Graduate
Call for Applications is Now

The call for applications for the
travel fellowships is now closed,
and applicants will be informed
directly by the Selection
Committee. A stipend has been set
aside in the ACASA budget for
visiting scholars and artists from
Africa and the Caribbean, as well
as for graduate students. A peer
review committee will assess
requests for travel assistance and
paper proposals. The stipend is
very limited, and selections will be
made on a highly competitive

Museum Day
Wednesday, April 8th, will be
Museum Day for panels and
round-tables dedicated specifically

to issues of museums, collecting,
and exhibiting African art. The
programming for Museum Day
has been extremely successful for
previous Triennials at UCLA, The
University of Iowa, and the
Smithsonian Institution, and we
plan to continue the tradition for
those who take special interest in
these issues. If you plan to attend
and/or participate in this special
day-long colloquium, please
arrange to arrive in New Orleans
by Tuesday evening, April 7th.
Rooms at the Marriott will be
available for this date.

Scheduling of Panels
Following Museum Day and the
welcoming reception on
Wednesday, April 7th, Triennial
panels will be held all day
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and
the first half of Sunday. A
schedule with the dates and times
of panels will appear in the next
newsletter. Panel chairs will be
informed directly by the Program
Chair of the Triennial.


Panel abstracts are published in
the August issue of the newsletter;
presenters' names are not included
here, as details of panel
organizauon are still underway
and are subject to change

Afro-Atlantis Emergent:
Creolization and Beyond in
the Study of a Major World
Current of Philosophy and
Co-Chairs: Ramona Austin,
Dallas Art Museum and Robert
Farris Thompson, Yale University
Contact RFT at tel: (203) 432-
0770 or fax (203) 432-7170

Triennial, cpntd.

Pastoralists as Performers
and Mediated Signs of
Identity (working title -
wording not final)
Co-Chairs: Sidney L. Kasfir and
Corinne A. Kratz, Emory
Contact Sidney Kasfir at tel:
(404) 727-0808 or email:

Atlantic Rim Performance
Arts: Links and Missing
Links in the Development
of Caribbean and West
African Masquerades
Chair: John W. Nunley, The Saint
Louis Art Museum
tel: (314) 721-0072 or fax: (314)

The Arts of the Fulani
Chair: Tom Shaw, Rutgers
University tel: (908) 527-2307

The International Mukanda
Chair: Z. S. Strother, Columbia
University tel: (212) 854-4505 or
fax: (212) 854-7329

'Africanness' in
Contemporary South
African Art
Co-Chairs: Sandra Klopper and
Michael Godby, University of
Cape Town tel: (021)650-2685 or
fax: (021) 650-3726

The Non-Specialist Teacher
and the African Arts Course
Chair: Betsy Cogger Rezelman,
St. Lawrence University
tel: (315)379-5192 or e-mail:

The Bantu Identity Problem:
What Role Can Art History
Chair: Ekpo Eyo, University of
Maryland tel: (301) 405-1479 or
fax: (301) 314-8591

African Studio Photography
Chair: Christraud M. Geary,
National Museum of African Art
tel: (202) 357-4600

Vodun/Vodou: A la
Recherche du Temps Perdu
Chair: Donald J. Cosentino,
UCLA tel (310) 206-1498; fax:
(310) 206-1498; email:

Mounting Controversy:
Perspectives on the
Development of Sacred Arts
of Haitian Vodou
Chair: Betsy D. Quick, UCLA
Fowler Museum of Cultural
History tel(310) 825-9341; email:

Cross-Currents in the Niger
Co-Chairs: Martha Anderson,
Alfred University and Philip M.
Peek, Drew Univ. Contact Philip
Peek at tel: (201) 408-3383 or
email: PPEEK@drew.edu

Written Culture: Script and
Inscription in African Art
(Parts I and I)
Chair: Mary (Polly) Nooter
Roberts, Univ. of Iowa
tel: (319) 351-1885 or fax (319)
335-0653 or email: allen-

Revisiting the Art/Craft
Dichotomy: Looking for New
Chair: Robert Soppelsa,
Washburn State Univ.
tel.: (913)231-1010 x1324

The Convergence of Public,
Mass, and Popular Arts in
Urban Africa
Chair: Mary Jo Amoldi, National
Museum of Natural HIstory

tel: (202) 357-1396; fax (202
357-2208; email

African Aesthetics
Chair: Jean Borgatti, Clark Univ.
tel (508)799-2570; email:

African Art and Under
Beyond European
Chairs: Bennetta Jules-Rosette,
UC San Diego and Peter Bloom,
UC Davis. Contact Peter Bloom
at tel/fax (310) 392-0326

Contemporary African Art
Practice and Studies at the
Turn of the Turn of the
Chair: Lois Anderson, University
of Wisconsin tel (608) 263-1936;
fax (608) 262-8876; email:

Teaching and Studying
African Art with Computer
Chair: Christopher Roy, The
Univ. of Iowa. tel: (319)335-1777
e-mail: christopher-roy@uiowa.edu

Modernism and the
Caribbean: Its Connection
to North American Art
Chair: Richard Powell, Duke
University tel: (919) 684-2473

New Orleans: America's
Most African City
Chair: William Fagaly, New
Orleans Museum of Art
tel: (504) 483-2630

Rock Art Studies: New
Vistas for a New Millenium
Chair: Nancy Ingram Nooter,
Washington, D.C. tel/fax

Triennial, contd.

Art of the African Diaspora:
Issues of Voice, Definition,
and Transformation
Co-Chairs: Michael Harris, Univ.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
delejegede, Indiana State Univ.
email: arjeged@ruby.indstate.edu
or Michael at OlonaMDH@aol.com

Teaching Studio Art in
Chair: Betty LaDuke, Southern
Oregon State College
tel: (541) 482-4562

Philosophical Perspectives
on African Art
Chair: W A. Hart, Univ. of Ulster
tel: (01265) 324391 or fax:

Contemporary Yoruba
Textiles and Clothing
Chair: Norman Wolff, Iowa State
Univ. email: nhwolff@iastate.edu

Diviners and Spirit Mediums
as Foci of Art Production in
Southern Africa
Chair: William Dewey, Univ. of
Iowa tel: (319) 335-1784 or
email: william-dewey@uiowa.edu

Visual Diplomacy: Comical
Representations in African
Chair: Babatunde Lawal, Virginia
Commonwealth Univ. tel: (804)
346-4450 or fax: (804) 828-7468

At, Arica, and Chidren:
Teaching Creativity and
Chair: Kinsey Katchka, Indiana
Univ. fax: (812) 855-4358 or
email: kkatchka@indiana.edu

Women's Art/Women's
Masquerade: The Caribbean
and Africa
Chair: Judith Bettelheim, San
Francisco State University

tel: (415)338-2176 or fax: (415)
338-6537 or email:

Recent Research on
Traditional and
Contemporary Nigerian Art
Chair: Adetokunbo Adekeye
Abimbola, Songobiyi Arts and
Cultural Centre address: c/o 7633
Seans Terrace, Lanham, MD

H-African Arts (Roundtable
Michael Conner, Indiana Univ.
e-mail: conner@indiana.edu

ACASA Board: Nominations I
a. As indicated in the "Presidential
Notes," a Nominating Committee
has been formed and its members
are: Mary Jo Arnoldi, Janet
Stanley, Eugenia Herbert and Bill

b. Candidates' Statements

SMartha Anderson
As an Africanist living in the
comparative wilderness of
Western New York, I have come
to rely on ACASA in many ways.
When I responded to the survey on
ACASA priorities and initiatives last
winter, I listed support for African
colleagues and institutions as top
priorities. I strongly support building
an endowment to continue and
expand these efforts.

As a teacher, I find initiatives which
concern education in all its forms,
including outreach, to be particularly
important. We must also promote an
on-going dialogue about teaching.
Have we done enough to support
non-specialist teachers? I welcome
the opportunity to serve ACASA. If
elected, I will do my best to further
its goals.

Eli Bentor
Sam honored to be nominated to
the ACASA board. Like most
members, ACASA is the
professional organization where I

feel most at home. Thus, working to
further the goals of the council is
less a chore than a reward.

I have been an active member of
ACASA since 1984 and, currently, I
am the book review editor for H-
AfrArt, an electronic network of
scholarly exchange cosponsored by
Humanities and Social Science On-
Line and ACASA. The Arts Council
should be at the forefront of
advocacy in this area. If elected, I
will contribute to the ongoing work of
the council. In particular, I would like
to advance the academic content of
H-AfrArt to turn it into a viable arena
for intellectual exchange and as a
tool for outreach activities. Of
special importance to me will be the
effort to expand access to this
project on the African continent.

*Vicki Rovine
Offer myself as a candidate for the
ACASA Board of Directors with the
firm conviction that the
organization has the potential to
impact not only the field of Africanist
art history, but also the presentation
of African art and culture to those
outside the discipline. As importantly,
ACASA should address the reception
of exhibitions and publications
beyond members of our own
discipline. Conferences such as
CAA and ASA provide the
opportunity to reach scholars in other
disciplines, inviting participation from
a variety of fields. I would like to see
this outreach continue and expand,
perhaps into programs geared
towards undergraduates at
institutions where ACASA members
work and teach. I hope to work
towards this goal, while also
providing support for ACASA' s many
current programs.

*Emily Hanna-Vergara
am honored to have been
nominated for the ACASA Board of
Directors. I have been a member of
ACASA for about ten years, and
would be pleased to offer something
back to an organization which has
served me well as a scholar and a
teacher. I look forward to working
toward the continued success of this
group, and will dedicate my time,
attention, and skills, as they may
best serve.


*date: Fri, 14Nov97
from: Rebecca Nagy

In commemoration of the centenary of the
Wright brothers' first flight at
Kitty Hawk in 1903, the North
Carolina Museum of Art is organizing a
major exhibition for 2003 on the theme of
humankind's fascination with flight. There are
plans to include works of art from many
periods and cultures world-wide.

We are particularly interested in locating (in
museums and private collections) works of
African art that incorporate images of
airplanes, helicopters, and any other types of
flying devices and machines (helium balloons,

In addition to contemporary paintings such as
those included in Susan Vogel's "Africa
Explores" exhibition, and Ghanaian airplane-
shaped coffins, we are looking for works by
carvers, weavers, and other artists who have
incorporated images of airplanes, etc., into
otherwise traditional forms. Asafo flags with
airplanes or helicopters would be of great
interest also.

sKings,Chiefs,Women of Power,
Nigeria a photography exhibition by Phyllis
Galembo of approximately 30 cibachrome
prints will open this March at the American
Museum of Natural History. This exhibition
is being organized to travel by the American
Museum of Natural History,. Interested
organizations should contact Enid Schildkrout,
Dept. of Antrhopology, AMNH, Central Park
West and 79th St. NYC 10024., 212-
7695432, email: eschild @amnh. org.
Ms.Galembo's exciting portraits can be seen
on the internet at www.albany.edu/ feature97/

* date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997
from: Francois Rojon

Tamarin's new exhibition CHERI SAMBA
(popular painter from Kinshasa) is online since
December 1, 1997. Visit this exhibition at the
usual address: http://www.tamarin.com

* Urbo Art: Past & Present is an
exhibit mounted in conjunction with an
international conference with the same title.
The events are being organized in honor of
Bruce Onobrakpeya and will take place at
the Ovuomaroro Gallery, Agbarha-Otor,
Nigeria. The events will take place in
November, 1998 and conference abstracts
should be sent to: Mac Diakparomre,
Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Delta
State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
Conference registration fees are: $60; $30
(students). The exhibition will be curated
by John-Tokpabere Agberia.

a Poupe Majik: Figures of the
Crossroads, Alternative Space Gallery,
901 Independence, New Orleans, Louisiana.
February 14-April 11, 1998. An exhibition of
works of five contemporary artists exploring
the doll/figures, commonly known by the
misnomer "voodoo doll," which are activated
for ritual purposes in many African and
African Diaspora religions. Pierrot Barra,
Alison Laird Craig, Anna Exler and Grace
Williams pay homage to these figures and their
numerous antecedents including Kongo
Minkisi, Dahomean Bocio and Yoruba Ibeji
figures, while asserting their own personal
visions of what the doll can be. Phyllis
Galembo's color photographs provide a
contextual reference for these contemporary

Scheduled to run concurrently with the
"Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou" exhibition
which opens at the New Orleans Museum of
Art in February 1998. A special opening will
be held for those attending the ACASA
conference, Saturday, April 11, 6:00p.m.-

Exhibitioins, contd.

8:00p.m. For more information, call Alison
Laird Craig at 718-965-1248.

a Art in the Service of the Lord:
Sacred Art of the Black Church
November 16-January 17, 1998 at the Elijah
Pierce Gallery, Columbus, OH. Organized by
Nelson Stevens, this exhibition features artists
Akili Ron Anderson, Lee Hill, Michael
Borders, Michael Coblyn, Louis Delsarte,
Maldonado, Valerie J. Maynard, James
Phillips, Abdul Rahman, Nelson Stevens, and
Pheoris West.

Living Tradition in Africa and
the Americas: The Work of
Melville J. and Frances 8.
Herskovits opens April 2, 1998 at the
Northwestern's Mary and Leigh Block
Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Deborah
Mack, will be followed by a two-day
symposium that focuses on new scholarship on
the old and new African diasporas created on
both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and beyond,
in intellectual, religious, and artistic life as
well as in everyday practice.

Kulte Kunstler Konige in Africa:
Tradition und Moderne in
Sudnigeria, (Ober6sterreichisches Landes-
Museum, Linz) October 23, 1997 March 22,
1998, is an exhibition focusing on modem
Nigerian art and culture. An exhibit catalogue
of over 500 pages with contributions by Kathy
Cumow, Barbara Blackmun, Stefan
Eisenhofer, Udo Mishcek, and others is
available from Schlossmuseum Linz,
Tummelplatz 10, A-4020 LINZ.

For further information, contact Dr. Stefan
Eisenhofer at tel./fax: 0049-89-88339.

A Spiral of History: A Carved
Tusk from the Loango Coast,
Congo [Feb. 1- April 26, 1998] and Olowe
of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings
[March 15 -Sept. 7, 1998 will run at the
Smithsonian's National Museum of African

Art as part of its January March 1998
Museum program of events.

* The National Gallery of Art, Nigeria, is
hosting an exhibition of works of members of
the Zaria Art Society (Yussuf Grillo, Simon
Okeke [deceased], William Olaoshebikan,
Uche Okeke, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Demas
Nwoko, Oseloka Osedebe, Okechukweu Odita,
Ogbonna Nwagbara [deceased], and I.M.
Omagie) in December, 1997. The program,
titled Art in Nigeria at the End of
the Century, will also include a
symposium on Nigerian art.

For further information, contact: The
Director/Chief Executive, National Gallery of
Art, Entrance B, National Theatre, Igamu,
Lagos, Nigeria.

* In the Spirit of Resistance:
African-American Modernists and
the Mexican Muralist School [through
Feb 1, 1998, Dayton Art Institute, Ohio] is an
exhibition of nearly 90 works that trace the
influence that prominent Mexican muralists
had on the work of eight African-American
modernists from the 1930s to the 1950s.

* Springstone Art Gallery, Harare,
Zimbabwe [Nov 15, 1997- Jan. 15, 1998]
Afrikan Portrait is the theme of an
exhibition of portraits and heads in stone by
prominent Zimbabwean artists as a definition
of their individual styles.


* The Society of
Archaelogists (SAFA) May
Syracuse University. Proposals

21-23, 998.
or inquiries

concerning possible symposia, panels, and
individual papers should be sent to: SAFA, c/o
Department of Anthropology, 209 Maxwell
Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
13244. Contact: Scott MacEachem, Treasurer,
SAFA, Department of Sociology and

Conferences, contd.

Anthropology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick,
ME 04011. Tel.: (207)725-3925.

African Women Global Network
(AWOGNet) presents the First International
conference on Women in Technology &
Development, April 9-11, 1998, Ramada Inn,
Ohio State University, Columbus. Deadline for
paper proposals is December 19, 1997. Send
papers to: AWOGNet, Center for African
Studies, The Ohio State University, 314 Oxley
Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
43210-1219. Tel.: (614)292-5901; fax:
(614)292-4273; email: onyejekwe.2@osu.edu.

Roots: The African Background of
American Culture Through the Trans-
Atlantic Slave Trade, a NEH Summer
Institute for. College Teachers will be held at
the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
from June 8- July 3, 1998 (4 weeks). The
Institute will focus on the African background
to American history, and the processes that
brought Africans to the British Americas from
the seventeenth through the early nineteenth
centuries. Participants will include 25 full
time undergraduate teachers.

Co-directors are: Jerome S. Handler
(Anthropology) and Joseph C. Miller
(History). For information and application
procedures check our web site:
http://www.virginia.edu/vfh/roots.nehinst; or
contact Jerome Handler at the VFH, 145
Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-
4629. phone: (804) 924-3296; fax: 804/296-
4714; e-mail: jh3v@virginia.edu. Deadline
for applications is March 2. 1998; notification
by April.

E "Bourgou '98"-The Historical and
Contemporary Borgou in the West
African Context: Contribution to a
Policy of Peaceful Pluriethnic
Coexistence in the 21st Century is the
theme of an international colloquium to be held
the third week of December, 1998 at Parakou,

Benin Republic. Watch out for a second
announcement in March 1998. For further
information, contact: Borgou '98 International
Colloquium, c/o S6cretariat Nationale du
B6nin, B.P. 526, Cotonou, B6nin. Tel.
(229)36-00-74 fax: (229)36-00-96.

* The African Studies Center at Michigan
State University will hold a workshop on
"African Film and Videotape in the
Arts and Humanities Curriculum" on
November 6-8, 1997. A second workshop in
March, 1998 in New Orleans will concern
"African Film and Videotape for Language
Instruction" (French, Port., African languages,
etc.). The Center will welcome faculty, K-12
teachers, and graduate students to the
workshop. It is designed to strengthen and
improve undergraduate instruction by
providing college & university faculty with
methods and strategies for incorporating high
quality film and video on Africa into courses
in the arts and humanities. Anyone interested
in attending the workshop should contact John
Metzler metzler@pilot.msu.edu or Carmela
Garritano garritan@pilot.msu.edu at the
Center, (517) 353-1700


N Crossing Cultures Senegal provides
cross cultural exchange opportunities in a
program custom-tailored to the individuals
going with us. We visit community projects,
stay in villages, visit different parts of the
country, use public transportation and stay
with Senegalese families or in guest houses of
NGOs. We take no more than five people.
This program is for people who really want
to live the culture.

Crossing Cultures Senegal is a program of
Intercultural Dimensions, a non-profit
educational organization. Our leaders are
former Peace Corps Volunteers who have kept
up their ties with Senegal over the years. We

do this work on a volunteer basis,-receiving no

The January 1998 program begins on January
3. The July 1998 program begins on July 2.
Cross-cultural sessions precede departure. For
more information, please contact:

Janet L. Ghattas, General Director
Intercultural Dimensions, Inc., P. O.
391437 Cambridge, MA 02139-0015
Tel: 617/ 864-8442 Fax: 617/868-1273
E-mail: janetid@aol.com


* DREW IN WEST AFRICA is a unique
summer study program in Cote d'Ivoire which
allows participants to explore the rich cultural
and artistic traditions of West Africa. Under
the directorship of Jerry Vogel, the program
includes courses on the Baule, Senufo, and
Dyula. Students are able to work directly with
African artists in their villages and workshops
in the areas of ceramics, fibers, and metals.
Program dates: July 19 to August 16, 1998.
Program cost: $4,150 (includes 8-credit
tuition, air fare, lodging and some meals).
Application deadline: April 1, 1998. For
further information and application form,
contact: Philip M. Peek, Drew in West
Africa, Anthropology Dept., Drew University,
Madison, NJ, 07940, USA; telephone (973)
408-3383; ppeek@drew.edu.


E The West African Research
Association will award two research and
teaching fellowships for the
Spring/Summer of 1998 in West Africa.
The competition is open to U.S. citizens
who teach in the humanities and social
sciences at four-year colleges in the United
States. Each fellowship provides return
ticket and a stipend of $6,000 for ten to
twelve weeks.

Candidates must submit an essay
describing the concept, methodology, and
significance of their research project,
explaining their interest in teaching and
conducting research and showing how th
fellowship will further these interests at
their college or university and beyond; 3
letters of recommendation and a c.v. Send
applications to WARA, 1414 Van Hise
Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706.
Tel.:(608)262-2487; fax: (608)265-4151;
e-mail: cwillard@macc.wisc.edu. Deadline:
January 16, 1998.

N African Development Dissertation
Workshop Program, 1997-1998 The
Rockefeller Foundation, in collaboration
with the University of California, Berkeley,
supports the research training of sub-
Saharan African students studying in the
U.S. For the 1997-98 academic year, the
program includes nine participating
campuses in the U.S. and Canada. Sub-
Saharan African students currently
enrolled in doctoral programs in social,
behavioral, natural, and biological sciences
in U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply.
Participants' expenses are fully covered by
the university sponsoring the workshop.
Apply to the host campus but contact, by
e-mail, iis@globetrotter.berkeley.edu for
general information.

N 1998-99 Fellowships for the Study of
International Migration to the United
States The Program on International
Migration of the Social Science Research
Council announces fellowship competitions for
the study of immigration to the United States.
With funds from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, the program offers fellowships for
dissertation and postdoctoral research and for
participation in a minority summer dissertation
workshop. The goal of the International

Grants/Fellowships, contd.

Migration Program is to foster innovative
research that will advance theoretical
understandings of the origins of immigration to
the United States, the processes of migration
and settlement, and the outcomes for both
immigrants and native-born Americans.
Proposals to research one or more of the
following themes are encouraged, although the
research need not be limited to the topics

Dissertation Fellowships Approximately
seven one-year fellowships will be awarded in
to support full-time doctoral dissertation
research. The award will be a stipend of
$12,000 and up to $3,000 in research
expenses. Applicants who do not expect to
finish their research by the end of the one-year
fellowship must explain how they plan to
complete the portion of their research that is
not funded.

Postdoctoral Fellowships Approximately five
one-year fellowships will be awarded to
individual scholars. Fellowships will be
available only to scholars who have earned
their Ph.D within the seven years prior to June
1, 1998. The maximum amount to be awarded
is $20,000. Applicants are encouraged to seek
supplemental funds from other sources to
complete their budgets. Applicants must hold a
Ph.D. or its equivalent in one of the social
sciences (including history) or in an allied
professional field before June 1, 1998. The
funded research project should begin within
four months of the award.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or
permanent residents, or international
scholars who are affiliated with a U.S.
academic or research institution during the
time of the award.

Minority Summer Dissertation Workshop
The International Migration Program will
offer an intensive training to students of
minority backgrounds in developing
dissertation and funding proposals. The

training for ten to fifteen students will take
place in a seminar setting with leading
scholars in the field. The workshop will meet
in two sessions (two weeks and one week)
during the summer of 1998 on a university
campus. Participants will work on refining
research topics, designing research methods,
and preparing research and funding proposals.
The International Migration Program will pay
transportation, room and board, and other
participation costs, as well as a stipend for
workshop participants. To be eligible,
applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents who are of African, Latino, Asian,
Pacific Island, or Native American ancestry.
Applicants must be graduate students who are
matriculated in doctoral programs in the social
sciences (including history), have taken course
work related to international migration, have
completed their first year of graduate study,
and have developed a preliminary research
focus for their dissertations.

Deadlines: January 9, 1998 (4:30 p.m.)
Award announcement: End of April 1998

For further information & application
materials, please contact: International
Migration Program, Social Science Research
Council, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York NY
10019 USA. Tel. 212 377-2700 ext. 604
fax 212 377-2727 email: migration@ssrc.org

*The Academy for Educational
Development is sponsoring the National
Security Education Program (NSEP) Graduate
International Fellowships. This program was
created by Congress to increase the ability of
U.S. citizens to communicate and compete
globally. The fellowships enable U.S. graduate
students to pursue a specialization in area and
language studies, or to add an important
international dimension to their education.
Fellowships are for a minimum of one
academic semester and a maximum of 24
months. The basic grant for domestic language
or area studies is $2,000 per semester. The
maximum award is $10,000 per semester for

Grants/Fellowships, contd.
overseas study. Application deadline is
January 15. 1998. For more information
contact: http://www.aed.org/nsep

The Smithsonian Fellowship Program
makes awards to scholars and students at all
levels to pursue research at the institution,
including residencies at the National Museum
of American Art. Topics that match the
interests of the institution and its research staff
are supported. For information, contact: Office
of Fellowships and Grants, Smithsonian
Institution, MRC 902, 955 L'Enfant Plaza,
Ste. 7000, Washington, D.C. 20560.
Tel.(202)287-3271; email: siofg@ofg.si.edu.

Rockefeller Humanities Fellowships
in Latino Cultural Research are offered
for scholars and museum professionals to
study Latino art interpretation and
representation while in residence at the
National Museum of American Art.
Opportunities are available at all levels of
scholarship for residencies up to six months.
Fellowships are sponsored by the
Smithsonian's Center for Museum Studies
and the Inter University Program for Latino
Research in Austin, Texas.

For more information, contact: Magdalena
Mieri, Center for Museum Studies,
Smithsonian Institution, MRC 427,
Washington, D.C. 20560. Tel.(202)357-3162;
fax(202)357-3346; email: mmieri@ic.si.edu.
Deadline: January 15.

ACASA BOOK Distribution Program

The following publications were sent under the
auspices of the ACASA Book Distribution

African Arts 30/3 (summer 1997) [special issue on
"The Benin Centenary," pt 1]
Adire: Resist-dyed Cloths of the Yoruba. Washington,
D.C.: National Museum of African Art, 1997
Aso-ebi: Cloth of the Family--Benin City, Nigeria,
Christmas and New Years 1991-1994. Photographs by
Phyllis Galembo, 1997.

...Of People & Places

* Esther Dagan, editor of the recently-released The
Spirit' Dance in Africa (see August newsletter) will
conduct workshops on African movement and dance
patterns for dance teachers, dancers and musicians.
Video sessions will supplement the presentations. For
fees and booking, contact Esther at tel/fax: (514)931-

* The Black Art Promotions, Inc. (Nigeria) plans to
organize "The Past and Present Benin Art Traditions,"
an exhibition of contemporary and early art works of
Benin School in a number of locations in the U.S. The
12-member program will be led by Dr. Omokaro
Izevbigie, senior lecturer in the Department of Fine &
Applied Arts, University of Benin, Benin City.

Interested parties should contact Dr. Izevbigie at:
Black Art Promotions, c/o Fine & Applied Arts,
University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.


* Oct. 14, 1997 [from Janice Kaplan Kimberly
Mayfield] PHILIP L. RAVENHILL, 52, Chief Curator
of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art
for 10 years, died October 13 at his home in
Washington, D.C. He suffered a heart attack.

Ravenhill joined the National Museum of African Art
in 1987. An anthropologist with a special interest in
the visual arts, he developed and oversaw numerous
exhibitions of both classical and modem African art.
Throughout the years he played a pivotal role in
selecting and recommending works for the museum to
acquire. National Museum of African Art Director
Roslyn A. Walker said, "The museum has suffered an
extraordinary loss in Philip's untimely death. He was
passionate about this museum and worked hard and
creatively to fulfill its mission."

More than two dozen classical works recently donated
to the museum in honor of its 10th anniversary on the
National Mall are currently featured
in an exhibition that Ravenhill organized, "Gifts to
the National Collection of African Art," which
opened last month. Next fall, he was scheduled to
organize a major exhibition of the museum's
permanent collection of modem works of art.

Prior to joining the Smithsonian, he was a senior
research fellow at the International African Institute in
London and project director of the West African
Museums Project in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He was a
member of the steering committee of the West African
Museums Programme, and of the editorial boards of
African Arts and Museum Anthropology.

At the National Museum of African Art he curated
many exhibitions including the highly acclaimed
permanent installation "The Art of the Personal
Object" which examines the interpretation o f form,
style, visual meaning and cultural creativity in African
utilitarian objects; as well as "Kalabari Ancestral
Screens: Levels of Meaning" and "Echoes of the
Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp" (with
Roslyn Walker); "Dreaming the Other World:
Figurative Art of the Baule of Cote d'Ivoire;" "Recent
Acquisitions: New Dimensions" (with Sylvia
Williams); "Grace Kwami Sculpture: An Artist's Book
by Atta Kwami;" "Three Explorations: Yoruba,

Temne and Baga" (with Andrea Nicolls and Roslyn
Walker) and "Sokari Douglas Camp: Three

In 1992, he oversaw the reinstallation of the museum's
permanent gallery of classical African art, at that time
renamed by him as "Images of Power and Identity."
Among his books were Dreams and Reverie: Baule
Images of Other-World Mates in the Twentieth
Century and The Art of the Personal Object as well
as many exhibition brochures. At the time of his
death, he was completing work on a book about the
museum's collection of classical African art. He also
worked on numerous film projects, including
"Dialogue avec le sacre: les arts traditionnels de
C te dlvoire," "The Hands of the Potter," "Togu
Na and Checko: Change and Continuity in the Art of
Mali" and "The Art of West-African Strip-Woven

Ravenhill was frequently invited by museums and
institutions around the world to speak about African
art and anthropology. Next week, he was scheduled to
speak at the "Workshop on the Protection of the
African Heritage" in Amsterdam sponsored by the
International Council of Museums.

Bom in Bath, England, Ravenhill received his
bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Nyack College
in Nyack, N.Y, in 1968, and a master's degree and
doctorate--both in Anthropology--from the Graduate
Faculty, New School for Social Research, N.Y, in
1970 and 1976, respectively.

Ravenhill was a resident of Washington, D.C. His
marriage to Judith Timyan ended in divorce. He is
survived by three children, Geoffrey Ravenhill of the
University of Rhode Island, Brendan Ravenhill of
Oberlin College in Ohio and Amanda Ravenhill who
lives with her mother in Bolivia; by his companion
Massumeh Farhad of Washington; by his mother,
Martha Ravenhill of Texas; and by two brothers, Paul
Ravenhill and David Ravenhill.

* Malawi's former leader, Kamuzu Banda, died on
November 25 in a South African hospital
(Johannesburg) due to complications from pneumonia.
Banda died at the age of 99.

Grants/FellUoships. contd.

* The world-renowed afro-beat legend Fela
Anikulapo-Kuti died August 2, 1997.

* George Tafirenyika Mvenge [1953-1997]
George grew up in the Chikomba district of Chivhu..
He had a short-lived career as a high school teacher
between 1978 and 1982, and in 1983 he joined the
Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences (then Queen
Victoria Museum) as a Curator of Ethnography. In
1984 he attended the George Washington University in
the USA where he read for and graduated with an MA
in Social Anthropology. Upon his return George
initiated and coordinated a series of workshops and
seminars at the Museum of Human Sciences which
brought an unprecedented level of intellectual
discourse at the institution, especially in the discipline
of Ethnography. Such initiatives propped him up to
the position of Deputy Regional Director in 1988.
George was promoted to the position of Regional
Director, at Great Zimbabwe and later the Zimbabwe
Museum of Human Sciences in Harare, a position he
held until his death. George's academic excellence was
reflected in his numerous special awards and honors.



Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997
From: Eli Bentor

[The following information appeared in Art Brief
(http://www.netcom.com/-the-iaa/artbrief.html), a weekly
update on the arts. It may be of interest to H-AfrArt

East African Art Brought to the Internet
CAMBRIDGE, Mass--Tanzania's Sukuma Museum
has launched its Web site bringing the country's
unique East African art collection to the world. The
Sukuma Museum site, located at
http://www.photo.net/sukuma, features hundreds of
images, along with comprehensive text.

According to Mark Bessire, curatorial consultant for
the Sukuma Museum and chief creator of the web site,
"This site represents an exciting opportunity for
African art to become more accessible to Western
cultures." Specifically, the site offers visitors a
glimpse into the world of the Sukuma people. The
Sukuma are Western Tanzania's largest culture and

live to the east and south of Lake Victoria. Ideally,
when computer technologies are more readily
accessible in Tanzania, the site would be used to help
educate museum visitors as well as school groups,
college students and a wider community throughout

The Sukuma Museum is a community-based
organization that promotes and celebrates the
traditional and contemporary arts of the Sukuma
culture. The Museum provides an interactive and
educational environment where Sukuma elders teach
younger generations traditional history and arts, and
younger generations are encouraged to develop and
expand creative voices and new Sukuma artistic
trends. (The Sukuma Museum, Bujora Cultural
Center, PO Box 76, Mwanza, Tanzania, East Africa.
Mark Bessire, tel 617/495 2260; e-mail:
mbessire@fas.harvard.edu. More information about
the Hewlett Packard imaging technology is available
at http://image.hp.com )

* Africa South of the Sahara: Selected
Internet Resources-An annotated guide for
students, faculty, librarians, teachers, journalists, etc.:
africa/guide.html Suggestions for additions are
welcome; send them to: Karen Fung, Africa
Collection, Hoover Library, Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305. Tel.(650)725-3505; email:

* New Information and Communication
Technology in Africa: A Biblipgraphy of
Online References. Check this out at:
incubator/africa/biblio.html. The author is Olivier de
Roy (coeurderoy@untpdc.org).

* Arthur Bourgeois A-Bourgeois@govst.edu just
unveiled two great new teaching resource sites. One
for African art and one for Pre-Columbian art. Check
them out:
Art also teaches a course in World Art over the
intemet (in its second year) a class which has
generated some very find discussion and solid
)-OArOrts (editor, M.W. Conner)


The 11th Triennial Symposium on African Art
April 8-12, 1998

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Special Events Tickets not available at Conference

Awards Banquet at Mulate's (Saturday)
$45 x #_ Banquet Tickets

Opening Reception at the New Orleans Museum of Art (Wednesday)
$5 x # Bus Tickets
Reception at Loyola and Tulane Universities (Thursday)
$5 x # Bus Tickets
Reception at Dillard and Southern Universities (Friday)
$5 x # Bus Tickets
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The Eleventh
Triennial Symposium
on African Art

April 8-12, 1998
New Orleans, Louisiana


The conference hotel is the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street at the edge of the
French Quarter.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
504.581.1000 or 1.800.228.9290.

$99.00 per night for a single or double (net of all taxes)
$20.00 per night for an additional person
$600.00 + per night for a suite

Be sure to mention that you are attending the ACASA Triennial Symposium to receive the
conference rates. The cut-off date for reservations is March 9,1998.

If you do not wish to stay at the convention hotel, there are a number of good hotels in
the area. They have quoted the following rates for that time period.

DoubleTree New Orleans
300 Canal Street

Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
333 Poydras Street

Le Meridian New Orleans
614 Canal Street

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street

$189.00 per night for a double

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
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Friday, Saturday, Sunday

$245.00 per night for a single on April 6
$275.00 per night for a double on April 6
$169.00 per night for a double on April 7-13.

$154.00 per night for a double

Editor, ACASA Newsletter
(Attn: Avorgbedor)
110 Weigel Hall
School of Music, OSU
Columbus, OH 43210-1170


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