368pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York, 2012
Published to accompany the exhibition, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2012.
Presents African works of art from ancient times to the present, accompanied by a collection of essays, to consider creativity and artistic practice in Africa as it is linked to celestial bodies and atmospheric phenomena.
"Chasing Light", Marcus Neustetter interviewed by Erin L. Haney
"Cosmic Threads: children of the stars and other projects" by Willem Boshoff
"The Cosmos and Africa: balancing data and the poetics of knowledge" by Karel Nel
"'Cosmic Africa': African cultural astronomy and the research behind the film" by Anne Rogers
"Earth, Sky. Ancestors: building the world in nineteenth-century Madagascar" by Randall Bird
"Bridging Science and Culture: astronomy in Africa" by Thebe Rodney Medupe.
Christine Mullen Kreamer is Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.