Henry John Drewal

Curatorial Consulting

Since 1974, I have curated numerous exhibitions of African and African diaspora art -- ancient traditions as well as contemporary expressions (see CV). These include several museum permanent gallery installations (The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Neuberger Museum-SUNY-Purchase), as well as many temporary and traveling exhibitions on a wide variety of themes. I strive as much as possible to provide the cultural and historical contexts of objects in order to illuminate their significance and impact in the lives of those who commissioned, created, and used them. With contemporary work, I present artists' voices in dialogue with my own. I am prepared to serve as a curator or curatorial consultant. I also have a collection of 40 adire (Yoruba indigo dyed cotton textiles) and an accompanying brochure, available for temporary exhibitions. I also curated the “Soulful Stitching” exhibit of Siddi quilts (see exhibitions).

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Grant Writing Consulting

As the recipient of numerous awards for research, writing, teaching, and exhibitions, I am available to serve as a grant-writing consultant.

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