September 24, 2009, 6 p.m.
High Museum: Hill Auditorium
This program is free and seating is limited. Reservations required.
Christopher D. Roy, Professor of Art History, Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art, University of Iowa. Made possible by Darl Snyder and Friends of African Art.
In 79 AD the Roman historian Pliny said: Semper ex Africa aliquid novii. "There is always something new out of Africa."
This is one of the very few things about Africa that has not changed in the past 2000years. The art of Burkina Faso is subject to continuity and change based on a broad range of historic, economic, social, political, and religious factors.
Professor Roy will use slides and video gathered over thirty-eight years in Burkina Faso to illustrate the changes in visual creativity of the Mossi, Bwa, Nuna, and Winiama people among whom he has studied.
This program is free and seating is limited. Tickets will soon be available online and through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately. Learn more...