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Images of the African Diaspora

altWe recently went live with a new collection in our African Studies Collections that we would like to share with you. The Images of the African Diaspora collection brings together images of architecture, painting, performance, sculpture, ritual objects, and textiles and ritual dress. The collection documents Afro-Brazilian visual and performance arts and artists primarily in Salvador, Bahia but also other sites primarily in northeastern Brazil.

Professor Henry Drewal, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been documenting these items since 1974. Professor Drewal is the Evjue-Bascom Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies and Adjunct Curator of African Art at the Chazen Museum of Art at UW-Madison. He has published several books, edited volumes and articles, and curated exhibitions primarily on the arts of Yoruba-speaking peoples of West Africa and the Yoruba diaspora in the Americas.

This is an interesting and well documented collection. Please take a minute to look through these images and maybe you will discover something new.


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