Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Elizabeth Perrill to Discuss Curating African Art at the N.C. Museum of Art on Monday, Feb. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Perrill for the upcoming lecture “Curating an African Collection: Five Years at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” on Monday, Feb. 26. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend.

An art history professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Perrill will discuss her experience as the lead consulting curator for the museum’s new African art gallery. She began working with the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2012, assisting with exhibition rotations and African art acquisitions proposals. In 2015, she became a full-fledged consulting curator for the new African art gallery. She also has been requested to write, and will soon publish, an exhibition preview of the gallery in “African Arts,” the lead journal in her field.

Dr. Perrill received her Ph.D. in African Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington, and she joined the UNC-G School of Art in 2008. Her primary research areas include South African contemporary art, Southern African ceramics and Zimbabwean stone sculpture. Dr. Perrill’s doctoral research focused on the economic and aesthetic transformation of contemporary Zulu ceramics between the 1960s and the 2000s.

For additional information about this event or the Barton Art Galleries, please contact Maureen O’Neill, director of Barton Art Galleries, at 252-399-6476 or




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