Koret Auditorium

Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

Picasso, Orator
March 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from non-Western sources to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums' collections will be discussed alongside their inspirations.

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Docent Lecture: "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture", by Edith Freeman

Efomba/Eyema byeri
March 3, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture brings together 120 pieces from a private collection, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.

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Docent Lecture: "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture", by Jill LeCrone

Richard H. Scheller collection
February 3, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.

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Guest Lecture: "Algorithms and Mathematics Applied to the Reconstitution of Lost Traditions", by Frederic Cloth, Independent Researcher

Figure, 19th century. Kota Obamba, Gabon. Wood, copper alloy, bone, and dye. S-148, L14.48.51. Photograph by Robert A. Kato
January 31, 2015 - 2:30pm3:30pm

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the opening day celebration of Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture. The exhibition features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.

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