GalleryDAAS is a vibrant intellectual hub within the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. It is a locus of possibilities for thinking about Africa and its Diasporas through the psycho-sensual experience of visual art. Through direct, unmediated experiences of art objects, GalleryDAAS serves as a trigger of reflexive, critical thought, and a multi-layered teaching space. Built around single-artist exhibitions, GalleryDAAS points toward many moments of historical and present-day experience in Africa and its Diasporas, in celebration and in critique. Art speaks broadly, in human terms, inviting interpretation from many individual and disciplinary perspectives. It may express or even inspire a degree of social engagement, linking art with issues of social justice. Unique vision, collective resonance, and interdisciplinary reach define GalleryDAAS.
Frieda Ekotto, Chair and Professor, DAAS and Comparative Literature
Raymond Silverman, Faculty Director and Professor, DAAS, History of Art, and Museum Studies
V. Robin Grice, Gallery Manager, DAAS
GalleryDAAS Steering Committee:
David Doris, Associate Professor, DAAS and History of Art
Marianetta Porter, Professor, DAAS and Stamps School of Art and Design
Franc Nunoo Quarcoo, Professor, Stamps School of Art and Design