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Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

IMAGE: Bankoni. Equestrian and Four Figures. Mali. 1175-1500.
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Credit: Ada Turnbull Hertle Endowment

CHICAGO–On February 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures–so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were found. The objects date from between the 12th and 15th centuries. This places them “among the oldest surviving sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa and among the oldest works of African art in the Art Institute’s collection beyond Egypt,” according to Constantine Petridis, Chair of the Arts of the Americas and Africa and Curator of African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute’s Bankoni figures are exceptional, not only for their large size…

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African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert: news: News & Events: African American Arts Institute : Indiana Uni…

Indiana University’s critically acclaimed African American Choral Ensemble presents its Annual Spring Concert. Directed by Dr. Raymond Wise, the Choral Ensemble features a broad repertoire of African American music, including spirituals, traditional and contemporary gospel, and formally composed works by African American composers.

“Inspirational,” “uplifting,” and “transformative” is how audiences describe the African American Choral Ensemble’s concerts. Don’t miss this Bloomington tradition!

Doors for this general admission concert will open at 7pm. The show is expected to last roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes. Discounted tickets are available for students of any age (with valid ID) and children 18 and younger.

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African American Dance Company: Ensembles: African American Arts Institute : Indiana University Bloomington

Bringing Black dance to center stage

The African American Dance Company shares movement traditions and diverse dance forms of the African diaspora and African American culture. The company’s repertoire includes original choreography in a fusion of African dance styles, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip-hop, and various cultural forms.

Students in the dance company focus on embodied research through choreographic projects, performances, and workshops. They also receive master classes from top companies, including Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispánico, and Evidence Dance Company.

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African American Choral Ensemble: Ensembles: African American Arts Institute : Indiana University Bloomington

As a singer, dancer, pianist, composer, choral director, lecturer, and teacher, Raymond Wise,
Ph. D., regularly works with orchestras, opera companies, and choral festivals throughout the nation and abroad. A native of Baltimore, MD.,  Wise began his musical career at the age of three, singing gospel music with his family singing group “The Wise Singers.”

Read Dr. Wise’s full bio

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University of Minnesota announces new partnership with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The University of Minnesota and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announced a new partnership today for exchanging knowledge and accelerating educational opportunities for talented African mathematicians. The University of Minnesota is one of only four universities in the United States who are AIMS academic partners.

Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with a series of intensive, cutting-edge courses in mathematics to enter technical professions or to pursue graduate studies in technical and scientific fields. Today, AIMS has educational centers in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Rwanda. In addition to the United States, educational, governmental, and corporate funding partners are from the…

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Pratt Institute | News | Black History is Pratt History: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2019 – 3:17 PM

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