The North Carolina Museum of Art
Presented by the Friends of African and African American Art

African Art Lecture

Sunday, June 23 | 2:00 pm
Museum Auditorium, East Building

North Carolina Central University Professor Acha Debela provides insight into the evolution of contemporary African art as a result of the influence of Ethiopian artist Skunder (Alexander) Boghossian. 

At a time when some thought all Africa had to offer was “tribal” art forms, Boghossian’s works were hanging in the modern art museums of New York and Paris. He was modern with an ancient and traditional, yet contemporary, accent. His  Night Flight of Dread and Delight (1964) is a defining acquisition of the NCMA, the first piece of modern/contemporary art by an African artist collected by the Museum.

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.


Image: Skunder (Alexander) Boghossian, Night Flight of Dread and Delight, 1964, oil on canvas with collage, Purchased with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest)

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