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DIA honors Afrocentric sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller is considered the first African American artist to focus on Afrocentric themes. A renowned sculptor, her work was featured at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Fuller went on to study in Paris where she was influenced by Rodin and W. E. B. DuBois. Renée Ater, professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, has just written a book about Fuller, titled “Remaking Race and History: The Sculpture of Meta Warrick Fuller.”

Ater will sign copies of the book, following a lecture and the annual meeting of the Friends of African and African American Art, at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

— Staff report

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