Herbert Cole: African Art, Architecture, and Culture (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Senufo, Pelerova Masker, 1979. Tiasso, Côte d'Ivoire. Photographed by Herbert Cole.

 Artstor is partnering with the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara to share approximately 950 images of African art, architecture, and culture from the archives of Herbert Cole. Cole is a noted art historian specializing in African art, whose personal collection of slides is currently housed in the Department of History of Art and Architecture's Visual Resources Collection. The collection in Artstor will consist of Cole's field photography, which depicts African art, architecture, sites, and culture from Nigeria, Ghana, the Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, and Kenya. Also included are photographs taken by Cole of African objects in private collections around the world.

Herbert "Skip" Cole is Emeritus Professor of Art History in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1968) from Columbia University. While Cole's scholarship focuses on African art, his teaching areas also encompassed African American, Native American, Oceanic, and Indonesian art. 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 (with Doran H. Ross), 1977.