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    Bray Lecture: An Introduction to West African Art

    Presented by at Flint Institute of Arts

    April 8, 2016


    Bray Lecture: An Introduction to West African Art

    Guest Lecturer
    Michael Farrell

    There is a fundamental difference between the subjective world view that predominates in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Western objective view of the world. This presentation will examine how this subjective view manifests itself in the art of West Africa, and its uses and purposes as part of daily life and the pan-African experience.

    Professor Michael Farrell believes that there is a profound difference between looking and seeing. He is a professor of art history and founder of the Honors Art History Program at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has also taught at Wayne State University, Central Michigan University and the College for Creative Studies, and has served as adjunct education curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum. He has lectured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa and both the Birmingham and Montgomery Museums of Art in Alabama, among others.

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