'Thirty Years of Meaning and Influence - Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy' was a conference presented on December 11 and 12, 2014, by Prospect New Orleans and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in conjunction with the 'Prospect.3: Notes for Now' exhibition.
The conference celebrated the 30 years of meaning and influence of Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy, by Robert Farris Thompson, published in 1983.
Conference Director: C. Daniel Dawson, Columbia University – IRAAS; New York University – The Gallatin School
Generous funding was provided by The Helis Foundation, and additionally supported by The Henry Luce Foundation.
For more information on Prospect New Orleans the conference, visit http://www.prospectneworleans.org/flashofthespirit/
December 11, 2014
Session 1: The Influence of Flash of the Spirit in the world of academia, scholarship and art history.
Directed by Dr. Kellie Jones
Panelists include Alinta Sara, Henry John Drewal, Jessica N. Bell, Cheryl Finley, Charles Ian White, and Tobias Wofford.