Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson will present a lecture at 7 p.m. Friday in the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida. Thompson has devoted much of his life to the study of the historical influences of African and Afro-American art and music. He also has written books such as Black Gods and Kings, Africa Art and Motion, and Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 974-2849.