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African and Afro-Brazilian Art Collections in Brazil

African and Afro-Brazilian Art Collections in Brazil

Thursday, February 25, 2021

5:00 PM–6:00 PM
The Clark
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“African and Afro-Brazilian Art Collections in Brazil”
Roberto Conduru, Southern Methodist University

The talk will present museums and archives with collections of African and Afro-Brazilian art, as well as other institutions such as terreiros also dedicated to produce, guard, preserve, and present cultural values related to the connections between Brazil and Africa.

Roberto Conduro is Endowed Distinguished Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. Conduru’s research addresses modern and contemporary art and architecture in Brazil, with an emphasis on Afro-Brazilian art, as well as Constructivist art and architecture. His interests also encompass global art history and current debates in the visual cultures of Latin America and the trans-Atlantic world.

This is a prerecorded lecture that will be publicly available starting on February 25.
Mundos da arte no Brasil / Art Worlds of Brazil is a series of pre-recorded lectures that will be posted on the Clark Art Institute and the CIHA websites once a month, beginning in September 2020 and running through June 2021. Each month a researcher from Brazil will discuss an aspect of the Brazilian art world, spanning museums, galleries, collectives, alternative circuits, patrimony, and architecture in which they specialize.

This series is part of a pre-congress for the 35th CIHA World Congress: “Motion: Migrations,” to be held in São Paulo in August 2021 (postponed from September 2020 due to COVID-19). This webinar series aims at making the art environments of Brazil more familiar to congress participants and to a wider public.

Convened by Claudia Mattos Avolese, University of Campinas, and the Research and Academic Program of the Clark Art Institute.


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