Monica Blackmun Visona is associate professor in the Department of Art at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She has traveled widely throughout Africa, lived in Malawi and Morocco, and done extensive field work in the Cote d'Ivoire. Her many articles have examined the arts of the people of the Ivory Coast and explored the larger issues of contemporary African art Robin Poynor is associate professor in the Department of Art at the University of Florida. A regular contributor to African Arts, he has lectured widely and served as consultant and guest curator for numerous exhibits of African art in American museums Herbert M. Cole is a world authority on African art and the recipient of numerous fellowships. He is professor of art history at the University of California, Santa Barbara Michael D. Harris, whose specialty is Yoruba art and the art of the African diaspora in the United States, is a painter and assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Rowland Abiodun is professor of fine arts and black studies at Amherst College Suzanne Preston Blier is a professor of African art in the departments of fine arts and Afro-American studies at Harvard UniversityBlackmun-Visona, Moncia is the author of 'History Of Art In Africa. ' with ISBN 9780131833562 and ISBN 0131833561.