Jerry Vogel, Africa Veteran Extraordinaire
November 2014: Mr. Jerome Vogel passed away peacefully on September 10, 2014, of an apparent heart attack. May he rest in peace.
The below post was originally published July 25, 2014.
Jerry Vogel was getting ready to leave for
, to take a group of students from all over the Mali on a tour. He’s been traveling throughout Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1960s. Having arrived for the first time in United States fifteen years later, I was eager to hear of his impressions from those post-independence years. Cameroon
|Above: to the right, a Cameroonian Calebasse|
Jerry Vogel is a born and bred New Yorker: he lived in the
During his stay in
The region he started out in was
Vogel had already started a program in collaboration with the Parsons School of Design in 1983, bringing groups of students to
In the meantime, his wife, Susan Vogel, founded the Museum for African Art on