2012 Porter Colloquium

23rd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Benefit Awards Gala.  In conjunction with the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Art Thursday, April 19-21, 2012  […]

23rd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on
African American Art and Benefit Awards Gala. 

In conjunction with the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Department of Art

Thursday, April 19-21, 2012 
Howard University, Washington, DC


State of the Art 

Addressing the Role of Stewardship and Scholarship in Public and Private Collections of African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

During the three-day program, art historians, artists, critics, and interdisciplinary scholars will examine the role of preservation, conservation, and publication initiatives from public and private institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Papers and presentations will focus on collaborative partnerships, research and restoration efforts, and survival strategies developed to sustain these important collections of African American art and art of the African Diaspora.

This year’s presentation of the Howard University Department of Art’s James A. Porter Colloquium is presented in conjunction with The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

All Colloquium events will be held on the campus of Howard University, with the exception of the Thursday, April 19, evening’s Annual David C. Driskell Distinguished Lecture held on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The lecturer, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, is director of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Visit the official Porter Colloquium website at www.jamesaportercolloquium.org to read more.