James A. Porter – Artist, Educator and Art Historian

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:40 PM- 4:40 PM.  Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3:40 PM- 4:40 PM James A. Porter-an artist, educator and art historian who pioneered the study of […]

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:40 PM- 4:40 PM. 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 3:40 PM- 4:40 PM

James A. Porter-an artist, educator and art historian who pioneered the study of African American Artist and their art by creating an academic cannon of critical, analytical and scholarly pedagogy.

The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. Established at Howard University in 1990, it is named in honor of James A. Porter, the pioneering Art Historian and Professor, whose 1943 publication Modern Negro Art laid the foundation for the field of study. The Colloquium continues his legacy through dynamic programming, scholarly research and artistic leadership.

Harold Burke and Clarence Smith with Fortex AV- annual document purveyors of the Porter graciously provided video of the “Artist Panel” making them available to our students in time for the upcoming focus at the 2013 James A Porter Colloquium:

The Transitioning Role of Studio Practice in Modern and Contemporary African American Art scheduled for: Mid April 2013.

The visual arts community is invited to attend the second of three screenings in the Art Department SMART room (room 2022):

Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 3:40 PM- 4:40 PM. 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 is the final “Artist Panel” screening.

The Artist panel will not only inform but to inspire future generations of Howard University artist by exposing them to artist methodology, material usage and conceptual ideation, etc., used by the variety of artist featured over the years at the Porter.