John W. Nunley is the former Morton D. May Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Saint Louis Art Museum and is now retired. In 2009, he received a Guggenheim Grant for a project entitled "African Art and the Experience of Slavery." He is the author of Moving with the Face of the Devil: Art and Politics in Urban West Africa (University of Illinois Press, 1987); Caribbean Festival Arts (University of Washington Press, 1988); and Masks: Faces of Culture (Harry N. Abrams, 1999).
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