HA 676: West African Art (3, NW)

Introduction to the rich visual art traditions of West Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Western Sudan and the Guinea Coast, including the archaeological cultures of Nigeria, Mali, and Ghana. The diverse forms of figure sculptures and masquerade performance and the meanings of these arts in historical and cultural contexts are examined. Upper division and graduate students can enroll for this course with appropriate course requirements. Not open to students who have taken AAAS 376/HA 376. (Same as AAAS 676.) LEC
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