Robert Farris Thompson Talk on Yoruba Philosophy in Action: Iwa, Itutu, and
Fri, Mar 01
North Academic CenterSimon H. Rifkind Center
North Academic Center, 6/316
Robert Farris Thompson Talk on Yoruba Philosophy in Action: Iwa, Itutu, and AsheRobert Farris Thompson Talk on Yoruba Philosophy in Action: Iwa, Itutu, and Ashe
Friday, March 1, 2013, 4:00 PM
Robert Farris Thompson — Colonel John Trumbull Professor of the History of Art, Professor of African American Studies and Master of Timothy Dwight College — has been a member of the Yale faculty since 1965 where he has taught and written extensively on the visual traditions of West and Central Africa, and on Black Art in the Americas. He has also presided over exhibitions of African art at the National Gallery in Washington, D. C. and lived in the Yoruba region of southwest Nigeria for many years while he conducted his research of Yoruba arts history.
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Division of Humanities and Arts, with the generous support of the Simon H. Rifkind Center.