Opening Remarks: 31st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium


Opening Remarks: 31st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium


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Opening Remarks and Presentation by Erica Moiah James, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami “Undress to Redress: African Diasporic Art History and Archives of Black Representational Bodies”

31st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of The African Diaspora is co-presented by Howard University’s Department of Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art and the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at University of Maryland, College Park. This year’s virtual program will explore the theme “Defining Diaspora: 21st Century Developments in Art of the African Diaspora.” Sessions will investigate the ways in which visual artists and scholars are defining, and redefining, the aesthetic contours and possibilities of the African Diaspora in American art spaces. Started in 1990 by art historian Dr. Floyd Coleman, the Porter Colloquium is the foremost academic setting for innovative dialogue and perspectives from leading and emerging scholars, artists, curators, and cultural critics.

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Opening Remarks: 31st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium