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Published on Nov 6, 2013
This two-day symposium examines the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world.
Chair: Kelly Quinn, Terra Foundation Project Manager for Scholarly and Educational Initiatives, Archives of American Art
Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of African American Studies, University of Nottingham "Imaging the 'Face of the Fugitive Slave' Artist in Black Diasporic Self-Portraiture"
Venny Nakazibwe, Dean of The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda "African Textiles in Dialogue with Contemporary Fiber Art" Featuring the video "Willis 'Bing' Davis: On the Shoulders of Those Who Came Before." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGoeAL...
Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania "In the Spirit of Négritude, or, Kehinde Wiley Goes to Africa"