Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art

Join Columbia alumnus and curator Ludlow Bailey (SIPA '85) for an enlightening event at the University of Miami! (This is a public event that is being highlighted due to the moderator's Columbia connection). 

The Fifth Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art at the University of Miami continues the tradition during the Art Basel season of staging a lively presentation of current issues involving the production, distribution and promotion of contemporary art by artists of African Descent globally.

The Africana Studies Program in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History, at the University of Miami, has made it a priority to create an active and global forum for the presentation and discussion of African Diaspora Fine Art. The Africana Studies Program at the University of Miami, under the leadership of Professor Edmund Abaka, has taken the lead initiative in the South Florida academic community in consistently exhibiting African Diaspora Art and over the last decade has organized several seminars and workshops on art of the African Diaspora.


  • Alexandre Arrechea Afro-Cuban Artist

  • Dr. Rhea Combs, Curator of Photography and Film, The National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • Dr. Moyosore Okediji: Professor of African Diaspora Art, the University of Texas, Austin

  • Jeffrey Peña Dominican Artist, Architect, Producer

  • Julie Walker Afro-American Journalist, Critic

Please RSVP by December 5, 2014. 


Artwork: Purvis Young, University of Miami African Studies Program

Sponsors: Jack Shainman Gallery, curbs & stoops, Miami Country Day School, Sugarcane Magazine, Greater Miami Convention and Visitor's Bureau. 

LudlowBailey.jpgModerator: Ludlow Bailey (SIPA, '85), is a globalist whose passion is world art and culture. His predominant interest is in awakening the western art world to the magnificent spiritual beauty and intricacies of the post-modern African visual art world. He has visited over 45 African countries in search of the best in contemporary art, and is equally well-traveled and knowledgeable about New World African Art — Caribbean, Latin American, and North American. Familiar with the leading artists and trends in contemporary American and European Art, Mr. Bailey has attended many of the most important art fairs and museums in the world and is cognizant of current art market tendencies in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Basel, Frankfurt, Chicago, and Miami.

Ludlow holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Brown University, where he was awarded a Watson Fellowship which allowed him to study contemporary African Philosophy at the University of Ghana, the University of Dakar, and at American University in Cairo. He earned his Masters in International Affairs degree from Columbia University.

December 07, 2014 at 11:00am - 1:30pm

University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Gallery

1210 Stanford Dr
Miami, FL
United States

Will you come?