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African Arts

African Arts presents original research and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular African arts and expressive cultures. Since 1967, the journal has reflected the dynamism and diversity of several fields of humanistic study, publishing richly illustrated articles in full color, incorporating the most current theory, practice, and intercultural dialogue. The journal offers readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles concerning a striking range of art forms and visual cultures of the world’s second-largest continent and its diasporas, as well as special thematic issues, book and exhibition reviews, features on museum collections, exhibition previews, artist portfolios, photo essays, edgy dialogues, and editorials. African Arts promotes investigation of the interdisciplinary connections among the arts, anthropology, history, language, politics, religion, performance, and cultural and global studies.


African Arts is published quarterly by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA and the African Arts consortium. African Arts is distributed by MIT Press Journals.

African Arts is an academic journal. We do not provide art appraisals or other commercial services. The appearance of an advertisement in the journal does not imply its endorsement by the editorial board.


Contact Information

Mailing address:
African Arts
UCLA African Studies Center
10363 Bunche Hall
405 Hilgard Ave.
Box 951310
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310

Courier service address:
African Arts
UCLA African Studies Center
10363 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1310

Phone: 310-825-1218
Fax: 310-206-4746


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