Philip L. Ravenhill, 1945-1997, anthropologist, chief curator of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1987-1997. Received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., in 1968, and a master's degree in 1970 and a doctorate in 1976 in anthropology from the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, New York. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, Dr. Ravenhill was a senior research fellow at the International African Institute (IAI) in London and project director of the West African Museums Project (WAMP) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Dr. Ravenhill's publications include,
Dreams and Reverie: Baule Images of Other-World Mates in the Twentieth Century,
The Art of the Personal Object.