International week is coming, bringing two free opportunities to participate in events related to the High Museum of Art. Please join us and spread the word to students and to the Brenau community!
A High Museum of Art Presentation featuring Carol Thompson, curator of African Art, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Sellars Art Gallery in the Simmons Visual Art Center.
For folks who can’t travel to the museum, this is a great opportunity to hear from High staff, learn from them and ask questions.
For those interested in traveling to the museum, Omar Victor Diop will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the High, with transportation provided and leaving the Gainesville campus by 3:30 p.m.
Diop is from Dakar, Senegal in West Africa. He uses his art to capture the influence and diversity of modern African culture. His work is interrogative and intriguing, prospective, yet a tad vintage and draws inspiration from Diop’s international uplifting, as well as his african visual heritage.
This is a great opportunity to hear from a modern African artist who is experiencing great success with his work, and a chance to get a better understanding about the “Making Africa” exhibit at the High.
The event Thursday is open to the public, but Friday’s event has limited space. RSVP to Nichole Rawlings at 770-534-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.