Event: Spirituality and Diaspora: Considering Yoruba and Kongo Objects in Museums

Date & Time

May 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Contact Information

Contact Information
Ellen Pearlstein epearl@ucla.edu



Event Details

A conversation between Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz and José Bedia
Moderated by Manuel Jordán

May 18th, 10am - 11am PST

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This program follows an exciting interdisciplinary seminar on African Objects in Museums, where students examined a series of objects including painted Yoruba drums and Kongo minkisi. To continue discussions, the Fowler Museum, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program, UCLA Information Studies, and the UCLA Africa Studies Center are hosting a program where we will engage three specialists who are artists, scholars, and/or practitioners. The two speakers are members of the Afro-Cuban and Cuban diaspora, respectively.

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