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  • Mesa College Presents the Reception for "Africa in Context" Art Exhibition in Honor of Black History Month

    February 06, 2023  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. – On Thursday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m., the San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery will hold a Reception to present a stirring presentation of African art to celebrate Black History Month. Thoughtfully curated by Dr. Denise Rogers, Africa in Context features visually stunning, historically significant objects from the San Diego Mesa College World Art Permanent Collection. Many of the objects and pieces of art have not been displayed publicly in over six years. The World Cultures Art Collection, which includes over 1,200 pieces from around the world, offers a glimpse into other cultures and civilizations – right on the Mesa College campus. Each artifact in the collection tells a powerful story of world history, cultural values, and artistic expression.

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    Filed Under: Art, African Culture, art gallery, African Art, Art Exhibit

  • African masks and sculptures displayed in original context in `Africa in Context´ exhibition at Mesa College

    February 04, 2023  |  The San Diego Union Tribune

    Denise Rogers is a professor of art history at San Diego Mesa College, manages the college’s World Art permanent collection, and is the curator of “Africa in Context,” currently on display through Feb. 23 at the college in celebration of Black History Month. By Lisa Deaderick | February 4, 2023 As a young girl growing up in southeastern San Diego’s Shelltown neighborhood, Denise Rogers spent time flipping through the pages of Time and Life magazines her mother kept on their coffee table. At the time, she just enjoyed the pictures from galleries in New York, Paris, and Italy. Later, after an introductory art course prompted her to change her major from fashion design to art history, she found a career path that allowed her to pair her love of both history and art.

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    Filed Under: Art History, Art, Black History Month, African Art

  • Mesa´s Arts Faculty to Display Work in New Fall Exhibit

    September 07, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    San Diego Mesa College’s Fall 2016 Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception at the Art Gallery and Courtyard from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.

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    Filed Under: Art, art gallery, faculty art exhibit, Art Exhibit