CANON: A Mini-Symposium


10 AM - 12:30 P.M.

"From Artifact to Art—Changing Perspectives
of Ethnographic Collections"
Ruth Barnes, PhD
Thomas Jaffe Curator of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale University Art Gallery

“Rethinking the Canon: African Collectors and
the Canon of African Art”
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, PhD
Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Founder, Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture

"The View across Central Park:
Classic Veracruz Objects and the Place of Pre-Columbian Art"
Rex Koontz, PhD
Director , School of Art, University of Houston, Texas

"Navajo Classic Blankets:
A Study in Chronology and Creativity"
Ann Lane Hedlund, PhD
Curator of Ethnology and Director of the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program, Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona, Tucson; and Professor of Anthropology, The University of Arizona, Tucson

TICKETS REQUIRED*: $5/members; $10/non-members for the mini-symposium; museum admission is not included. Museum admission tickets are required to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions.

IMAGE: Ceremonial hanging (kumo), early 20th century. Philippines, Mindanao, Tíboli people. Abaca; warp-resist dyeing (ikat). 74 13/16 x 84 1/4 in. (190 x 214 cm). Gift of Mrs. Gustave Brenner. 55218.5


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