Suzanne Preston Blier "Picasso's Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins and Creativity"
Tuesday, November 6, 2018Time
Taylor Hall 203-Auditorium
Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.
"Picasso's Demoiselles: Africa, Sex, Origins and Creativity"
Reception prior to lecture in the Jade Room of Taylor Hall
Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University. Blier served as President of the College Art Association, 2017-18. Two of her articles appeared in Art Bulletin’s Centennial Anthology of top 33 art history articles from the last century. Her publications include, most recently, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Story of the Origins of a Modern Masterpiece [in press 2019] and Asen: Mémoires forgés à fer dans l’Art Vodun du Dahomey (2018 Barbier-Mueller Museum). Other books include Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba (2015, 2016 Prose Prize in Art History and Criticism, African Vodun: Art, Psychology and Power (1995 Charles Rufus Morey Prize) and The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression (1987, Arnold Rubin Prize), and The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art (2017) with D. Bindman and H.L. Gates, Jr. Blier is a member of the National Committee for the History of Art and is Chair of the International Advisory Committee, for WorldMap, an electronic interactive mapping database.
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