Dr. Andrea Queeley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies was invited to be a panel discussant for The African Roots of Cuban Culture: Artistic and Religious Expressions on November 20, 2013 from 4 Pm to 7 PM in the Frost Museum at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus. This symposium at the Frost Art Museum will delve into the mysterious and fascinating history of the influence of African culture and religions on the Cuban people and their institutions over the past several hundred years, right up to present day. Dr. Jorge Duany, Director of the FIU Cuban Research Institute will make opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Frost Art Museum Director Carol Damian, and including Dr. Andrea Queeley, Professor in FIU's African & African Diaspora Studies program; Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University; and Dr. Henry Drewal, Professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There will be a reception and a tour of the Mendive exhibition at the Frost following the panel discussion.
This symposium is sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute, the Frost Art Museum, and the African & African Diaspora Studies Program. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
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