Published February 05, 2019 by Martie Janeway

Fashioning Modernity: "Art and independence Among Yorubas in Nigeria"

Allison Martino and her students curate Fashioning Modernity: "Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria".
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Harrison Dunne-Polite ’19 and Kinaya Hassane ’19 discuss works in the exhibition Fashioning Modernity: "Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria".
Students in Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies Allison Martino’s course African Art and Visual Culture (AFRS 2250/ARTH 2350) curated the Bowdoin Museum of Art exhibit Fashioning Modernity: Art and Independence among Yorubas in Nigeria as part of their coursework. This exhibition examines innovations in Yoruba arts - at once traditional and modern - during a critical moment in Nigeria’s history, the transition to political independence. It runs January 17-March 17, 2019.