We remember Doran H. Ross, who passed away on September 16, 2020, after a long illness. Doran was a towering presence in our field of African art studies, not just for his size and charismatic personality but for the legacy he has left us as a prodigious scholar, curator, and leader as well as friend and mentor to so many. It was at California State University, Fresno, with the encouragement of Raphael Reichert and working on a double major in art history and psychology, that he was first introduced to African art and where that journey really began. He received his MA in art history at UC Santa Barbara and went on to teach at various California institutions until his distinguished career at the Fowler Museum began in 1981 as associate director and curator of Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceanic arts; he later became deputy director and curator of African...
Doran H. Ross 1947–2020
Marla C. Berns is the Shirley & Ralph Shapiro Director of the Fowler Museum at UCLA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy D. Quick is the former director of education and curatorial affairs at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. email@example.com
Marla C. Berns, Betsy D. Quick; Doran H. Ross 1947–2020. African Arts 2021; 54 (1): 9–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/afar_a_00562
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