The North Carolina Museum of Art

Lecture: African Ceramics: Contemporary Vitality from Ancient Veins

Thursday, March 13 | 11:00 am
Frank Creech Art Gallery
Johnston Community College
245 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577
Free

Elizabeth Perrill, NCMA consulting curator for African Art

Smithfield, N.C. This lecture compares an ancient work in the NCMA’s African collection, the Nok culture terracotta, with the contemporary ceramic work of Kenyan-born Magdalene Odundo. Dr. Perrill discusses the differences in the artists’ techniques and gives an overview of techniques in her area of specialization, South African ceramics.

Image:

Nok peoples, Nigeria, Seated Male Figure with Beard, circa 600, terracotta, H. 21 x W. 7 3/4 x D. 11 in., Purchased with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest)


 



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