Who, where, when, why and most importantly “what” is African art? “In Dialogue: African Arts” opens at the Cantor Arts Center on Sept. 30. This exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect on how one identifies an African artist, what types of expressions constitute “African art,” and how the ideas and categories that shape our understanding of African art are constructed. #cantorartscenter #artofafrica #artafrica #stanfordarts .
Julien Sinzogan (Benin, b. 1957), Memories, 2009. Ink on paper. Museum purchase made possible by the Phyllis Wattis Program Fund
Egyptian artist, New Kingdom, Face from outer coffin, 16th century – 13th century BCE (c. 1550 – 1295 BCE). Wood and pigment. Stanford Family Collections