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Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI 48202-4008)
Linda Downs (Project Director: January 1978 to present)

Lecture Series--African Art

To present a lecture series discussing the cultural, religious, anthropological, and ethnographic history of African art. Themes: the holistic nature of African studies which demands an understanding of the total cultural context of the object; the precepts of linguistics, musicology, iconography, oral history and mythology; ethnographic distinctions of sub-Saharan Africa; evolution and rediscovery of African culture within the context of American life.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 6/30/1978