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Uploaded on Feb 12, 2011
Diana Linden, presenting her paper " 'I Am a Man!': Race and Gender in William Christopher's Paintings in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." on January 29, 2011 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Her presentation was part of the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art" which presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture."
Diana Linden is a social historian of American art with expertise in art and politics, public murals, African American art, and Jewish visual culture. Currently, she is at work on two books:The City of Promises: The History of Jews in New York City, 1654 to the Present and Ben Shahn's New Deal Murals.