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Image of Woman in African Art
Program 614
Original Airdate: 5/21/1976

Subject Keywords
Art, African
Art objects, African
Museums - Massachusetts
Sculpture, African
Women in art

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Gaither, Barry

Corporate Names
Bates Gallery - Peabody Museum - Harvard University - Cambridge - Massachusetts
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts

Program Description
Program focuses on the representation of women in African art. Host Marita Rivero Rivero speaks with Barry Gaither, Director and Curator of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and Special Consultant to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, to discuss portrayals of women in African art; the earliest images of women in Africa, the implied societal roles in African sculpture, the reasons for certain portrayals in art, the religious utilization of art, the conservative nature of "traditional" art, and the African art collection at the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Additional segments include the "Community Calendar" and a segment narrated by Dighton Spooner on the permanent exhibit of African art at the Bates Gallery at Harvard's Peabody Museum.

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Vickie Jones

Conrad White

Dighton Spooner

Marita Muhammad Rivero

Barry Gaither

Lydia Allen (intern)
Bruce Bordett (stage manager)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Kissette Brandy (intern)
Brian Clarke (intern)
Dennis Correia (video)
June Cross (production assistant)
Pat Kane (videotape editor)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Will Morton (audio)
Chas Norton (lighting director)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
Jennifer Spangler (videotape editor)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03310
Preservation master beta SP cassette 5376

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