Black Art: an International Quarterly, Vol. 4 No. 2 (1980)


Published in 1980, this 64–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s Black Art: an International Quarterly (predecessor to The International Review of African American Art) is dedicated to Howard Smith’s Africa series, the influence of technology in Venezuelan art, and the art of the Suriname Maroons and of Nigeria.  This issue chronicles the opening of the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Museum and National Archives of Black Women’s History in November 1979. Its two new institutions, located at 1318 Vermont Avenue NW and the Logan Circle Historic District in Washington, D.C. are devoted solely to collecting, preserving and interpreting materials which document the history of Black women in the U.S. Finally this issue spotlights an exhibition of toys, games, musical instruments and other art and craft works made for and by African children at The African American Institute in New York. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, and very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.

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Val Spaulding

Art Editor
Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

Managing Editor
Paul G. Lewis

Feature Articles and Contributors:

“Howard Smith’s Africa Series”, M.J. Hewitt, Ph.D.

“Venezuelan Art, Venezuelan Technology”, Gonzalo Palacios, Ph.D.

“Art of the Suriname Maroons”, Guy McElroy

“Museum Archives Open”, Guy McElroy

“Contemporary Nigerian Artists and Their Traditions”, Chike C. Aniakor, Ph.D.

“Art for and by Children of Africa”, Lisa Grist


Bibliographic Details

Title:                                      Black Art: an International Quarterly

Publisher:                            Black Art Ltd., Jamaica, New York

Publication Date:              1980

Binding:                                Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:                Excellent

Book Type:                          Quarterly Magazine


Made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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