Johnnetta Cole, 2011 Laureate, discusses Art, Identities and Museums

February 28, 2013

Johnnetta Cole ‘57 was at Oberlin College in early February for a  Convocation Series event entitled “Identities of Art: Who am I and What is it?“.  Cole was joined by Ghanaian-British-American cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton University and former president of the PEN American Center, in a discussion about the ways in which we relate to and understand art. Cole also reflected on how she got from studying anthropology at Oberlin to being the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.