March 19 – 22, 2014
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The 16th Triennial Symposium on African Art will be held at the Brooklyn Museum. The conference is being organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Triennial Chair, and the conference program has been developed by Gary van Wyk, Program Chair.
The 16th Triennial at Brooklyn will consider the full range of topics related to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora currently being addressed by ACASA members—from considerations of the archaeological and archival contexts of historical African art to examinations of emerging artistic practices on and off the continent. Like the accomplished Lega elder who once used a three-headed sakimatwemtwe figure, ACASA members look to the future and the past, simultaneously.
A Local Arrangements Committee has assembled with the task of enhancing the symposium experience and ensuring a successful event. The members of this committee are: Yaelle Biro (Volunteer Coordinator), Dana Elmquist (Outreach Coordinator), Roger Arnold, Christa Clarke, Ed DeCarbo, Kate Ezra, Barbara Frank, Frederick Lamp, Gary van Wyk, Susan Vogel, Jerry Vogel.
To register for the 16th Triennial Symposium on African Art, click here.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
ACASA has negotiated a discounted rate of $199/night for conference participants. Reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date of Monday, February 17, 2014 in order to be eligible for the group rate. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be based on availability at then current rates.
The toll free number for hotel reservations is: 1-800-266-9432.
To make a reservation online, click here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ACASATriennialConference
For a full listing of symposium panels and roundtables, click here.
Each day of the symposium, two morning sessions will run, the first from 9:15 AM-11AM and then from 11:15 AM-1PM. A lunch session, with lunch provided in the Museum as part of your registration fee, will last 1-3PM, followed by an afternoon session that runs from 3-4:45 PM.
Additionally, please note the following events of interest:
Wednesday, March 19 2014
9am – 5:30pm: Museum Day (Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum)
Thursday, March 20 2014
5pm: Keynote Address (Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum)
6pm: Keynote Reception (Beaux-Arts Court, Brooklyn Museum)
Friday, March 21 2014
5-5:45pm: ACASA Awards Ceremony (Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum)
6-9pm: “Gallery Night,” organized by the Local Arrangements Committee (at selected Downtown Manhattan galleries, refreshments served; details to follow)
Saturday, March 22 2014
(time TBD) ACASA Business Meeting (Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, Brooklyn Museum)
until 7pm: Closing Reception (Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, Brooklyn Museum)
The Local Arrangements Committee is looking for student volunteers to staff a welcome/registration desk at the entrance of the conference, serve as on-site support for panel sessions, and to assist with directional traffic throughout the museum building. Volunteers will be asked to be present for a minimum of one day of service (which could be broken into two half-day shifts). In exchange, ACASA will offer complimentary registration to attend the conference, which includes lunch. In addition to their two half-day shifts, we ask that volunteers make themselves available for an orientation and introduction to the Brooklyn Museum in the first week of March. For more information, please contact Yaelle Biro, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.