Huey Copeland is the BFC Presidential Associate Professor of Modern Art and Black Study at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Copeland is an editor of October and the author of numerous articles, essays, and reviews, as well the monograph Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America (2013). His most recent volume, and topic of this discussion, is Black Modernisms in the Transatlantic World (2023), co-edited with Steven Nelson.
Join us for a discussion about Black Modernisms in the Transatlantic World with co-editor Huey Copeland and contributing author Kellie Jones, moderated by Steven Nelson. A book signing will follow.
Kellie Jones is chair of the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies and Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art in the department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Dr. Jones was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2016.
Steven Nelson, dean of the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and co-editor of Black Modernisms in the Transatlantic World, will moderate the discussion.