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History of the Indian Ocean World in Five Objects | CAS MillerComm lecture by Isabel Hofmeyr

A History of the Indian Ocean World in Five Objects Talk by Isabel Hofmeyr, professor of African Literature, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Visiting Global Distinguished Professor of English, New York University Sponsored in part by the CAS MillerComm Lecture and Krannert Art Museum
Talk
Sep 7, 2017 - 5:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

A History of the Indian Ocean World in Five Objects (video available in slideshow above)

Talk by Isabel Hofmeyr, professor of African Literature, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Visiting Global Distinguished Professor of English, New York University

Sponsored in part by the CAS MillerComm Lecture and Krannert Art Museum

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean is the first major traveling exhibition dedicated to the arts of the Swahili coast and their historically deep and enduring connections to eastern and central Africa, the port towns of the western Indian Ocean, and, given their circulation within imperial networks of trade and diplomacy, to Europe and the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Reception
Aug 31, 2017 - 5 pm
Main Level, All Galleries and Link Gallery

Join us to celebrate Opening Night and get a first look at KAM's newest art exhibitions

Private Members' Preview and Reception

The evening begins with a private preview and catered reception for museum members at 5 pm. To attend, please RSVP for this event by calling 217 244 0516 or email KAM by Friday, August 25.

Public Opening Reception

Exhibitions will open to the public at 6 pm with a welcome by Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of Global African Arts, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University, curators of World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean.

Exhibitions opening:

World on the Horizon: Swahili Art Across the Indian Ocean

East Gallery

 

Propositions on Revolution (Slogans for a Future)

West Gallery, Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court

 

Coveting Nature: Art, Collecting, and Natural History in Early Modern Europe

Contemporary Gallery

 

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

Gelvin Noel Gallery

 

Provenance: A Forensic History of Art 

Kinkead Gallery

 

The reception will be catered by Michaels' Catering and hosted by Krannert Art Museum Council. All galleries will remain open until 9 pm.