Course at a Glance

October 7 to October 21
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 226

Arts & Cultures of Africa: Exploring the Continent by Way of Objects


With Brittany Sheldon, Gallery Director, HSU Department of Art

This course is designed to provide students with a selected introduction to the arts and cultures of Africa, exploring the continent by way of objects. Highlighting five to six objects per session, we will learn about a selection of contemporary and historical African cultures and artistic traditions, considering visual elements, discussing cultural contexts and meanings. We will explore topics through brief readings, lectures and discussions.

Mon., Oct. 7-21 • 5:30-7 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 226

$100 • Class #: 43806

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$50 • Class #: 43807

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Brittany Sheldon

Brittany Sheldon

Dr. Brittany Sheldon received her master’s (2009) and doctoral (2016) in African Art History and African Studies from Indiana University. Her research highlights women's artistry (wall painting, pottery, basket-weaving) in the rural communities of northeastern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso. She currently teaches art history courses in the HSU Art Department.