University Seminar in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

Founded by Douglas Fraser in 1970, this seminar addresses major issues in the fields of African, Oceanic, Native American, and pre-Hispanic Latin American arts. The seminar provides an opportunity for members to analyze, evaluate, and discuss new and continuing research, as well as various trends in scholarship. Because the membership is comprised of art historians, curators, archeologists, anthropologist, and other field specialists, seminar meetings frequently involve indepth discussions of theoretical and methodological issues.

2018 – 2019

Modernist Trends in Yoruba Art
Rowland O. Abiodun, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies, Amherst College
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Art and Aliveness in the Pacific Northwest
Dr. Matthew Spellberg, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Denaturalizing Moche Naturalism
Dr. Lisa Trever, Lisa and Bernard Selz Associate Professor in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology, Columbia University
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A Sea of Things: Early Photography on the Swahili Coast
Dr. Sandy Prita Meier, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, New York University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2017 – 2018

2016 – 2017

2015 – 2016

2014 – 2015

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

2011 – 2012