Fellowships in the Stuart A. Rose Library

Friends:  I had a lovely time at the conference in Johannesburg.  I was inspired by the presentations and various conversations with new colleagues and friends.  The experience has definitely made me realize the need to collaborate more broadly with curators, artists and scholars to continue to elevate the importance of the work we are doing […]

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Black Portraiture[s] III In The Press

Press “On the “A” w/Souleo: Global Politics and Art Converge in Johannesburg Conference”. The Huffington Post, 22 November 2016,  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/on-the-a-wsouleo-global-politics-and-art-converge_us_5833da78e4b0d28e552154ac “Global Art Leaders Convene in Johannesburg to Discuss the Black Body” Artsy, 21 November 2016, https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-in-south-africa-a-forum-about-the-black-body-draws-global-art-leaders “Hip-hop music: the soundtrack to the fight for black liberation” This Is Africa, 29 November 2016, http://thisisafrica.me/hip-hop-music-soundtrack-fight-black-liberation/ “Meet Artist Ayana V. Jackson […]

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A Message to BPIII Attendees

Dear ​Participants, I would like to thank you​ ​all​ ​for attending​ and contributing to the success of​ BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures in ​Johannesburg, ​South Africa this past week. The primary goal of the conference was to bring together artists, activists, and scholars from around the world to engage in discussion […]

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Exhibition – Africans In America

Concurrent to Black Portraiture[s] III is the exhibition Africans in America, conceptualized and curated by artist Hank Willis Thomas and Liza Essers. Africans in America aims to speak to the flows, exchanges and continuities between the continent of Africa and the United States.

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