A thirty-year cultural journey began when Goldner first traveled to West Africa in 1973. She has returned to Africa many times, notably as a Fulbright scholar in 1995 to work with artisans and contemporary artists. Images and ideas from Africa and the West continue to appear in her work influenced in part by her ongoing dialogue with Malian artists as well as a response to her own layered American cultural identity.

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Contributions to


Groupe Bogolan Kasobane, textile artists, painters, Mali