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October 11, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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October 11, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold an art history lecture on campus, Dr. Clair Robertson, assistant professor of art history and lecture co-coordinator, announced.

The public event will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in the UT Tyler Fine Arts Complex, room 112.

Dr. Onoyom Upkong, a specialist in African art, will discuss “Events Politicized in Art.”

“I will talk about such art influence on society similar to those seen to have influenced rule since the emergence of the first known dynastic culture, through succeeding civilizations. In this respect, I shall utilize (Nigerian artist) dele jegede’s work to account for the many ways in which visual art has been used as an instrument of rule in postcolonial Nigeria,” Upkong said.

The UT Tyler Departments of Art and Art History and History and Political Science serve as sponsor.

For more information, contact Robertson, 903.566.7398 or crobertson@uttyler.edu or Dr. Mickie Koster, UT Tyler assistant professor of history, 903.565.5666 or mmwanziakoster@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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