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<p>Betye Saar, Dat Ol' Black Magic, 1981

Betye Saar, Dat Ol' Black Magic, 1981, paper and plastic collage on printed cotton fabric, Corcoran Collection (The Evans-Tibbs Collection, Gift of Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr.), 2014.136.225


Virtual Colloquia

Fearless Endeavors: Daring Art History Methodologies and Art Practices

James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

  • Friday, April 8, 2022
  • 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Virtual Program

The 32nd annual James A. Porter Colloquium will consider how fearlessness has advanced African American art and art of the African Diaspora.

This colloquium is organized by Howard University in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.


4:00 p.m., Opening Lecture
Sarah Lewis
Harvard University
Black Art and the Groundwork of Art History

4:30 p.m., Curatorial Conversation
Alvia Wardlaw
University Museum at Texas Southern University

5:00 p.m., Porter Lecture
Huey Copeland
University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
Conditions Reporting

5:30 p.m., Floyd Coleman Lecture
Bisa Butler
Chicago, Illinois
Bisa Butler: Quilts and Inheritance

6:00 p.m., Award Recognition
Betye Saar and Lillian Thomas Burwell

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