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Say Brother; Image of Women in African Art; Portrayal of women in African art

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05/21/1976

In this clip Marita Muhammad 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. Overall this program focuses on the representation of women in African art. Host Marita Muhammad 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. Produced by Marita Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Image of Women in African Art
Program Number

614

Title

Portrayal of women in African art

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

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.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology
Gaither, Edmund B.
Women in art
Art objects, African
National Center of Afro-American Artists. Museum
Art, African
Sculpture, African
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Spangler, Jennifer (Videotape Editor)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Image of Women in African Art; Portrayal of women in African art,” 05/21/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1531478A55BA49BC933C4F9C97359C40.
MLA: “Say Brother; Image of Women in African Art; Portrayal of women in African art.” 05/21/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1531478A55BA49BC933C4F9C97359C40>.
APA: Say Brother; Image of Women in African Art; Portrayal of women in African art. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1531478A55BA49BC933C4F9C97359C40
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