Book Exhibition: Identity and Politics in Caribbean Art

KaiBookExhibitThe art book exhibit “Identity and Politics in Caribbean Art,” curated by Kai Alexis Smith, is on view until August 31, 2013 at the Fine Arts Library, 2nd Floor Tappan Hall, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Description: This Caribbean art book exhibit comprises items from the Fine Arts Library and the Special Collections Library. The four display cases that are placed throughout the Fine Arts Library cover these themes: Primitive Art and Spirituality, Cuba, Identity Politics in Cuba, and Identity Politics in the Caribbean. A majority of the featured artists are from the Caribbean, although some are exiled from their homeland, while others are not from a Caribbean island but have done work focused on the area.

Exhibit curator Kai Alexis Smith, a 2013 Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program Fellow at the University of Michigan, was influenced by both her Caribbean ancestry and the knowledge that Caribbean art coupled with Latin American art is gaining attention in the United States. She also developed a research guide about Caribbean Art and Visual Culture.

The exhibit is available during Fine Arts Library hours: Sun 1-5pm, Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat Closed. Due to road construction, approach Tappan hall from the rear and enter from the sidewalk between Tappan Hall and the Museum of Art.

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