Frederick John Lamp is The Frances & Benjamin Benenson Foundation Curator of African Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. From 1981 to 2003, he was a curator at The Baltimore Museum of Art. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University, 1982. He has conducted field research in Sierra Leone and Guinea, with fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Award, the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Humanities, and others. His publications include Continuing Life Histories of African Art: The Collection of Charles B. Benenson at the Yale University Art Gallery (co-authored), 2012; Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, (ed., special issue) 2005; See the Music, Hear the Dance: Rethinking Africa at The Baltimore Museum of Art, (ed.) 2004; Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention, 1996; La Guinée et ses Heritages Culturels, 1992; with contributions to several books; and articles in African Arts, The Drama Review, and The Art Bulletin, among many others.