The first copies of African Arts I saw were in Jean Borgatti's office at University of Benin, Nigeria, during her 2002–2003 Fulbright tenure. Then I was a graduate student in Painting. I was impressed by the sharp color and black-and-white photographs that give more life to the essays. I got my first two copies of African Arts (vol. 23, no. 3, July 1990, and vol. 34, no. 4, Winter 2001) as gifts when I came to the Fowler Museum, UCLA, to give a talk on my artistic project at Worcester State College (now Worcester State University), in Worcester, MA. I was at WSC for three months as the first recipient of the Philip L. Ravenhill Fellowship, administered by the Fowler Museum. In one of the two copies I got, Philip Ravenhill wrote the First Word titled “The Challenge of History.” Ravenhill, in this introductory essay, mourned the practice of exhibiting...
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March 01 2017
Celebrating African Arts at 50 and Its Place in Africa
Online Issn: 1937-2108
Print Issn: 0001-9933
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African Arts (2017) 50 (1): 1–4.
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Tobenna Okwuosa; Celebrating African Arts at 50 and Its Place in Africa. African Arts 2017; 50 (1): 1–4. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/AFAR_a_00325
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