Celebration of the Art and Culture of Central Africa
- Sunday, September 24, 2006 : Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This afternoon's program on Congolese artistic expression--past and present -- considers one of Central Africa's major artistic traditions as well as notable contemporary forms of expression that have developed in the region. These lectures are offered in conjunction with the exhibition Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa, currently on view at the AXA Gallery, 787 Seventh Avenue at 51st Street. The exhibition is organized by the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History and presented by the Museum for African Art in New York.
- 2:00 p.m. Lega Aesthetics: Thinking Visually through an African Art Form
Elisabeth Cameron, associate professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz
- 3:00 p.m. Congolese Urban Arts and the Invention of Modernity
Ch. Didier Gondola, associate professor of history, Indiana University
Free with Museum admission; tickets and reservations not required.
For more information, please consult www.metmuseum.org or call (212) 396-5460.