Oberlin College and Conservatory

Tuesday Tea: Matthew Francis Rarey

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Allen Memorial Art Museum, East Gallery
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Title: ‘‘Africa's Afterlives in the Black Atlanti’’

Matthew Francis Rarey, assistant professor of art history, gives a talk on the exhibition Afterlives of the Black Atlantic, which he co-curated with Andrea Gyorody, Ellen Johnson '33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the AMAM.

While the relationships between slavery and artistic production remain a vibrant area of research, African artists' role in this area remains woefully understudied. By focusing specifically on the African works included in the exhibition, Rarey details how these objects illuminate African societies’ diverse responses to the cultural upheaval caused by the transatlantic slave trade.

These free talks are presented on the second Tuesday of the month in the East Gallery. Tea and cookies follow each program.


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Arts, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops


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professor matthew rarey in white shirt standing in front of a mural.

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Jill Greenwood

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