Christa Clarke is Senior Curator, Arts of Africa and the Americas, and Curator, Arts of Africa, at the Newark Museum, N.J. A specialist in historic and contemporary African Art. Clarke received her PhD from the University of Maryland.
"African Art in the Barnes Foundation features detailed
catalogue entries by preeminent scholars in African
studies and art history, completing a monograph that will long
serve as an important resource in the field."
"When you hear the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, you think
Matisse and Renoir, but Albert Barnes also collected African
sculpture, and was one of the first Americans to display it as art,
not ethnography. What he collected, and how, and why, are the
subjects of African Art in the Barnes Foundation, which is
also a catalog of the collection."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES