Herbert M. Cole, Professor Emeritus


B.A. Williams College
M.A., Ph.D. Columbia University

Herbert Cole's specialty is Africa, but his teaching areas and subjects include African American, Native American, Oceanic, and Indonesian art in festivals, shrines, architecture and performance. He has held fellowships from the NEH, Smithsonian Institution, and Ford Foundation, and won honorable mention in the Art Council of African Studies Association book award. His major publications include Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa (1989); Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos (with C.C. Aniakor, 1984) and The Arts of Ghana (D.H. Ross, 1977).