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Virtual Lunchtime Lecture “African Arts at the NCMA: Challenging Canon, Growing the Collection”

The NCMA African Art collection has experienced unprecedented growth since the hiring of its first full-time curator in 2018. Join Amanda Maples as she highlights several new acquisitions—historic and contemporary—and discusses some of the exciting changes she has made to the African art gallery in an effort to challenge preconceptions about African art and art history. Hear how she is engaging with North Carolina’s African and diaspora community and find out how you can add your voice!

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Photo credit:

Omar Victor Diop. Frédérick Douglass, Diaspora Series. 2015. Pigment inkjet on printing paper (Hahnemuhle). 23 3/5 x 23 3/5 in. ©Omar Victor Diop / Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris.


Feb 11, 2021


12:00 PM


Free; registration required
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Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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