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Harvard Online Course Examines African Art

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    This course may be of interest to your group. Linda Cross, Director of PR/Media Relations, Harvard Extension School linda_cross@harvard.edu Harvard Online
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      This course may be of interest to your group.
      Linda Cross, Director of PR/Media Relations, Harvard Extension School
      linda_cross@...

      Harvard Online Course Examines African Art
      -Majesty and Mythology in African Art-

      Students can examine the royal arts of Africa in an online course
      offered this fall at Harvard. Majesty and Mythology in African Art,
      offered through the Harvard Extension School, beginning September 18,
      is taught by Harvard's Suzanne P. Blier, PhD, Allen Whitehill Clowes
      Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American
      Studies.

      The course provides an overview of key themes in royal African art and
      discusses what these arts reveal about the nature of kingship. Among
      the topics to be discussed are palace architecture, royal regalia,
      status prerogatives, women of the court, dynastic history, and the
      importance of art in diplomacy and war.

      The course features recorded lectures are from the Harvard daytime
      course Literature and Arts B-27 and offers students an unsurpassed
      opportunity to virtually experience a Harvard education.

      Register online now at www.extension.harvard.edu. Course tuition for
      noncredit and undergraduate credit is $700, graduate credit $1,625.
      Visit www.extension.harvard.edu/DistanceEd for more information.
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