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The Dak’Art Biennial and Contemporary African Art since the 1990s

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2013
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, Curator of African Art

Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi Appointed Curator of African Art

Antiquities at the Hood

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa

Hood Quarterly, autumn/winter 2009-10
Alexander Bortolot, Curator of the Exhibition

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body

Hood Quarterly, spring 2008
Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity

Resonance and Inspiration: New Works by Magdalene Odundo

Hood Quarterly, summer 2007

Magdalene Odundo is an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist whose handbuilt vessels have become the fulcrum of a world of pottery traditions. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1950, Odundo is presently professor of ceramics at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College in Farnham.

Communal Creations: The Art of El Anatsui

Recent Acquisitions: Wangechi Mutu, Double Fuse, 2003

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004

Recent Acquisitions: Malick Sidibé, Vues de Dos, 2002

Hood Quarterly, winter 2004


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