About Arturo Lindsay

Arturo Lindsay is an artist/cultural investigator/educator whose work is informed by the scholarly research he conducts on African spiritual and aesthetic retentions, rediscoveries and re-inventions in America.  His research findings are manifested in works of art, as well as books, scholarly essays and lectures.  A proud native of Colon, a seaport city on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama, Lindsay migrated to the United States with his family at age 12 and settled in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Arturo Lindsay is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Spelman College in Atlanta.  He holds a Doctor of Arts (D.A.) degree from New York University (1990).  Lindsay also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1975) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Central Connecticut State College (1970.)  He was the 2006 Distinguished Batza Family Chair at Colgate University and in 2005 he was named the Kemp Distinguished Visiting Professor at Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  In 1999 Lindsay served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Panama.