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African Art Through the Centuries

4 Session Evening Course

4 sessions from June 6 to June 27, 2024
Upcoming Session:
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1D0052
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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Great Mud Mosque, Djenné, Mali (Photo: Ruud Zwart)

From the vibrant paintings found in Stone Age caves to the abstract sculptures produced during the continent’s colonial period, the arts of Africa have been shaped by unique creative insight as well as by specific political, social, religious, and economic forces. Art historian Kevin Tervala explores these vibrant artistic expressions through an examination of the continent’s historical trajectory.

June 6  Ancient Africa (Prehistory to 1000)

From cave paintings to the pyramids: How artistic creativity evolved in the cradle of humanity.

June 13  Medieval Africa (1000–1500)

An examination of the art produced during the continent’s Age of Empires and the role of Islam in shaping African creative thought.

June 20  Early Modern Africa (1500–1900)

How artists responded to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trade and how the increasing ties between Africa and Europe shaped artistic patronage.

June 27  Modern and Contemporary Africa (1900­–Present)

How European colonialism, independence-era politics, and economic globalization transformed the content and form of African art.

4 sessions

World Art History Certificate core course: Earn 1 credit*

General Information

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1 core course credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.