Lecture: Prof. Victoria Rovine
This lecture complements the University of Iowa Museum of Art exhibition Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang.
"Fashion as Fine Art: African Expressions"
Professor Rovine’s lecture will address the innovations of African fashion design. Africa's fashion production, past and present, tells vivid stories about local histories and global networks of goods and images. These garments reveal profound ideas about changing conceptions of tradition, modernity, and the balance of these broad categories in contemporary African cultures.
Rovine is Professor of Art History at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her PhD in the history of African art from Indiana University, Bloomington, and served as Curator of African and non-Western art at the University of Iowa Museum of Art from 1995 to 2004.
Lecture support provided through a UI International Programs Major Projects Award.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a program, please contact UIMA in advance at 335-1727.