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About Kathy Curnow

Taught at CSU since 1990. Lived in Nigeria 1983-88, teaching at the Nigerian Television College; spends time in Nigeria regularly. African art history specialist, publishing on the art of the Benin Kingdom, the Itsekiri, and the Nupe of Nigeria. Currently working on a book on Benin art in the 16th century. Recently curated a Benin exhibition at Philadelphia's University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, with a large website ( Currently working on a 2014 exhibition "At Home in Africa" for The Galleries@CSU.
Also interested in African American diaspora art history, published several essays about sculptor Juan Logan.
Eager to involve students in combining art history with new technology, such as virtual worlds, websites, documentaries and interactive books.
Has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln University, The University of the Arts, and Uniben, Unilag and the NTA Television College, Nigeria. Has received major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright program.
Completed first novel, working on more.


Present Associate Professor, Art Department, Cleveland State University Art

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Office: MB 231
Phone: 216-687-2105


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