African Visual Art and Culture: A Survey of the Mesa College World Cultures Art Collection


Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships


Fine Arts


This project entails producing an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook and an enhanced website, as well as curating exhibitions featuring the Mesa College World Cultures Collection. The project will include researching and cataloging pieces and producing OER materials to be made available to students within the Fine Arts, Black Studies, Humanities, Cultural Anthropology, and Women’s Studies departments, thus giving the students access to materials they otherwise would have to purchase. The project also involves curating exhibitions at Mesa College and within the San Diego community. Sharing the collection with the community will raise the level of awareness and appreciation for the rich cultural history of the people and art of Africa.