Ruth K. Franklin Symposium on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
The third Ruth K. Franklin Symposium on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas will take place on Saturday, June 2 from 10 am until 5 pm in Annenberg Auditorium, Nathan Cummings Art Building. This year's symposium is titled "Saharan Nomadic Art in a Modern World."
The Cantor Arts Center gratefully acknowledges the endowed Ruth K. Franklin Lecture and Symposium Fund.
9:30 – 10 am: Coffee service
10 am – 12:30 pm:
- Opening Remarks and Introductions, Manuel Jordán, Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, Cantor Arts Center
- "Why the Art of Being Tuareg?," Thomas K. Seligman, John & Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center.
- "Inadanes: Origines et Mystère Touareg (Inadanes: Origins and Tuareg Mystery)," Mohamed Ewangaye, Tuareg Activist
- "Tuareg Jewelry Traditions," Kristyne Loughran, Independent Scholar
12:30 – 2 pm: Lunch Break
2 – 5 pm:
- Introductions, Manuel Jordán, Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, Cantor Arts Center
- "Critically Re-Thinking 'Islamic Dress': Richly-Textured Meanings in Tuareg Women's Clothing and Covering," Susan Rasmussen, Professor of Anthropology, University of Houston, Texas
- "Tuareg Music: From Tradition to World Music and Post-Modernism," François Borel, Adjunct Curator, Musée d'ethnographie de Neuchâtel
- Musical performance by Tidawt
- Concluding remarks
Held in Annenberg Auditorium, Nathan Cummings Art Building, Stanford University. Link to map, or download directions.
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