Nov. 12: South Africa's cultural heritage

BAMS lecture series to feature presentation on South Africa


3:22 p.m., Nov. 8, 2012--Julie L. McGee, curator of African American art with University Museums at the University of Delaware, will discuss “Ways of Seeing: Native Land Acts and Contemporary South Africa” during a Department of Black American Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series presentation from 12:20-1:10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in 203 Munroe Hall.

The presentation will consider some of the sights and sounds of post-colonial acts of heritage reclamation and reconstruction by contemporary artists in South Africa.

Events Stories

Dec. 1: 'Alice' manuscript

A talk by August A. Imholtz Jr. marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the Morris Library on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Dec. 2: UD Night at Winterthur

University of Delaware students, faculty and staff are invited to join in the winter festivities at UD Night at Yuletide at Winterthur from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2.

McGee will explore how South Africa’s cultural heritage has been claimed, defined and theorized by colonial and apartheid regimes and epistemologies.

Contemporary South African artists provide differing ways of understanding the histories of “native,” “land” and “act.”

McGee’s presentation will focus on varying responses to constructions of sight vis-à-vis South Africa’s earliest inhabitants, the Khoisan, notably within the work of Garth Erasmus, Andrew Putter and Malika Ndlovu.

McGee is an associate professor of Black American Studies at UD, and has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa.

McGee has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and the Community Arts Center in Cape Town, South Africa.

For a flyer about the presentation, click here.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Communications and Public Affairs

UDaily is produced by
Communications and Public Affairs

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices