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Dr. Amanda M. Maples is Curator of African Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art and Visiting Faculty in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the NCMA and UNC, she was the Curatorial Fellow in African and Indigenous American Arts at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center. She has also served in curatorial and scholarly capacities at the Yale University Art Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, the High Desert Museum, and UC Berkeley’s Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Maples has written essays, books, exhibition reviews, and articles and curated a range of exhibitions on historical and contemporary African arts, museum policies, and ethical collecting practices. She is the guest curator and author of Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women (2018), the first in-depth scholarly exploration of Senegalese gold jewelry to date and co-author of Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (2012). She is also Dialogue Editor of the journal African Arts (MIT Press) and Secretary of the Steering Committee for the Benin Dialogue Group. Maples holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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