Teaching Resources

Internet Sites

Art and Life in Africa, The University of Iowa

“The Art & Life in Africa website, hosted by the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art (UISMA), is a freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world.”


“At Smarthistory, we’re on a mission to open museums and cultural sites up to the world, one video at a time. We’re creating world-class resources on art and cultural objects for learners from around the globe—for free. Smarthistory is the most-visited art history website in the world. Our conversational videos and essays cover art and cultural heritage that range from the paleolithic to the present.”

Films / Documentaries

Dee, Ruby, and Michael Olmert. Nigerian Art: Kindred Spirits. New York: UNAPIX Consumer Products, 1996.

Engles, Eric, Susan M. Vogel, Samuel Sidibe, and Salif Keïta. Living Memory: Six Sketches of Mali Today. Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 2003.

George, Nelson, Diane Paragas, Spike Lee, Vernon Reid, David Lee, Francisco Aliwalas, Emir Lewis, Trevor Bayack, and Ion Furjanic. Brooklyn Boheme. New York, NY: Blackapino Productions, Inc, 2011.

Pommier, Claudine, Chiekh T. N’Diaye, and Nina Ferretti. Recalling the Future: Art in Contemporary Africa. Vancouver, Canada: Arts in Action Society, 2000.

Pommier, Claudine. The Art of Viyé Diba: The Intelligent Hand. Vancouver, B.C: Arts in Action Society, 2003.

Pommier, Claudine. The Power of Art: Women’s Voices in Africa (La Force D’art : Voix De Femmes En Afrique). Vancouver: Claudine Pommier, 2007.

Vogel, Susan M, and El Anatsui. Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui. Brooklyn, NY: Icarus Films, 2011.

Joanna Grabski, Market Imaginary, 2012 (53 minutes). Features interviews with artists Viyé Diba, Abdoulaye Ndoye, Ndary Lo, Cheikh Ndiaye, and Fally Sene Sow. Accompanied by a facilitator’s guide (questions for viewing and discussion, vocabulary, and bibliography/suggested readings) and website.  Available from Indiana University Press.  www.iupress.indiana.edu