Christa Clarke Open Lecture

Smith College Museum of Art, 20 Elm Street, Northampton MA, 01063 (20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063)


Members of the Smith community are invited to join this open class lecture for MUX 119: Museums in Society. From 1:20–2:35 Christa Clarke, a respected scholar and curator of African art, will present an overview of the history and challenges of displaying African objects in museums. After the talk, participate in an informal talk-back session with Dr. Clarke from 2:45–3:45 in SCMA's African art gallery that will help inform her development of a new installation for that space. Image Credit: Unknown maker. African; Holo people. Helmet Mask (Matemu), 20th century.Sculpture. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Smiley (Cecilia Sahlman, class of 1950)