October 18, 4:10 p.m.,
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library
Professor Kart joined the Art|Architecture|Design Department and the Africana Studies program at Lehigh University in August 2013. Prior to this, she was Professor at Sarah Lawrence College. She has also taught at Smith College, the Savannah College of Art and Design and Columbia University.
Her teaching and research specializations are on the arts of Francophone West and Central Africa from the colonial period to the present. While her research in Africa takes place primarily in Senegal, Professor Kart’s work has a more varied focus in the United States. She researches and lectures on the arts of Santería in Cuba, Haitian Vodou, African American Art and its variations in New York and Louisiana as well as contemporary artists who are also women of color. She is currently working on a theoretical investigation of the works of African-American artist Renée Stout and Nigerian-British artist Sokari Douglas Camp, both of whom feature prominently in her next book manuscript, Figures: A New History of the Body in African Art Praxis.
Professor Kart has published in Critical Interventions, African Arts, the African Studies Review, and is a contributor to the Stokstad/Cothren 5th and 6th editions of the seminal Art History textbook.
Presented by Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Lafayette Art Galleries, in conjunction with the Grossman Gallery exhibition, Breach.