Newsmakers: A Gift of African Art

Issue Date: 
February 18, 2013

Left photo: Members of Pitt’s African Heritage Classroom Committee gathered Feb. 6 to receive a donation of eight important African artifacts from Ralph Proctor (left), a Pitt alumnus who is a professor and the chief diversity officer at the Community College of Allegheny County. Proctor (A&S ’65, ‘79G), a nationally recognized collector of African art, also said he will make an annual donation of African art to the African Heritage Classroom Committee in honor of Pitt history professor Laurence Glasco (right), who chaired the African Heritage Room’s design committee. Right photo: Pitt alumnus Rev. Maureen Cross Bolden (CGS ’92), classroom committee chair, holds a Benin bronze casting of a head of a queen mother, which was Proctor’s gift this year in honor of Glasco. (Photos by George Thomas Mendel)