Northwestern Events Calendar


PAS L+L: Matt Rarey - Pouches, Archives, and the Art of Survival in the Black Atlantic

recurring see all events in this series

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: 620 Library Place, room 106, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Join the Program of African Studies as we provide lunch and a lecture.

Matthew Rarey, PAS Visiting Scholar; Art History, Oberlin College

Title: Pouches, Archives, and the Art of Survival in the Black Atlantic


Matthew Francis Rarey is Assistant Professor of Art History at Oberlin College. A scholar and theorist of black Atlantic visual culture, his interests include assemblage and ephemeral aesthetics, conceptions of enslavement and its visual representation, and the development of Afro-Atlantic religious arts. His current book project - supported by a 2018-2019 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship - investigates the accumulative history small protective pouches with transcultural origins in West Africa that took on new forms and contested interpretations as they spread across the black Atlantic world between 1660 and 1835. A practicing curator, Rarey also coordinated the installations of the Arts of Africa at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. Rarey earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in