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PROGRAM

Wednesday – Film Screening: Portrait of a Revolutionary Artist

5:30PM – 8:00PM Childers Hall, 2nd Floor Smart Room

 

Thursday – Students’ Session: Howard University Art Gallery [for students only]

  • 11:30-12:30 Student’s Collection Session: Art & Archive at Howard University—Collection and Artistic Practice 
    • Mr. Scott Baker
  • 12:45-1:30: Student Session: Painting the Past for the Contemporary
    • David Ibata, copyist at National Gallery of Art

 

David C. Driskell Lecture at the David C. Driskell Center at University of Maryland, College Park

THELMA GOLDEN served as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art from 1988 to 1998, and she has served as the Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City since 2005. Golden is an active guest curator, writer, lecturer, juror, and advisor. This lecture will coincide with the James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, organized by Howard University, scheduled for April 7-9, 2017. The Colloquium’s theme this year is “Interventions, Ruptures and Affirmations: Archival Engagements in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora.”

 

Reception: 5-6PM
Lecture: 6pm
RSVP by April 1, 2017 at driskellcenter@umd.edu or 301.314.2615
Please indicate the event’s name and the name(s) of the attendee(s).

Friday – School of Medicine Auditorium, Howard University

9:00 – Registration

9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Gwendolyn Everett, Dean, Division of Fine Arts
  • Dr. Anthony McEachern, Chair, Department of Art

Day Moderator: Dalila Scruggs, Ph.D., Senior Museum Educator and Fellowship Coordinator

10:10 – 10:55:  Opening Lecture

  • Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies and Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine
  • “The Everlasting Now”

11:00 – 12:00: Archives Panel: Considering the Archival Potential at Educational Institutions

This panel will investigate the range of archival collections housed at colleges or universities that reveal new, overlooked art histories or expand our knowledge of African American artists and art practice. In addition to sharing select artifacts, presenters should briefly speak to the accessibility of collections as well digitization possibilities.

Panel Moderator: Lopez Matthews Jr., Ph.D., Digital Production Librarian, Howard University Libraries and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

  • Ms. Andrea Jackson, Head of Archives Research Center, Robert L. Woodruff Library and Research Center, Atlanta University Center
  • Dr. Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D., Curator of African American Collections, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library, Emory University
  • Ms. Stephanie Smith, Archivist David C. Driskell Center at University of Maryland, College Park
  • Mr. Scott Baker, Assistant Director, Howard University Art Gallery, Howard University

12:00-12:15: Question & Answer

12:15-1:25:  LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30-2:00: Artist’s Reflection on the Archive, Sadie Barnette, artist

2:00-2:10: Question and Answer

2:10-2:50: Art History in the Archives: Scholars Panel

Panel Moderator: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania

  • James D. Smalls, Professor Art History and Museum Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Kirsten Buick, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of New Mexico
  • David C. Driskell, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland at College Park

This panel will present art historical research that features new archival research featuring art historical artifacts or primary sources (for example, elements of artist’s papers, letters, sketchbooks, correspondences, etc.). This panel also will provide a platform for revisionist interpretations or reconsideration of a prominent artwork or artist from scholarship anchored in archival exploration.

2:50 – 3:00: Question and Answer

3:00 – 3:45: Artistic Archival Explorations: Artist Panel

This panel will explore how painters are engaging archival materials (such as photographs) or artifacts (such as masks or religious ritual items). In addition to addressing art practice and process, artists should consider how he or she encounters, implements or represents archival knowledge in their art.

Panel Moderator: Melanee C. Harvey, Art Department, Howard University

  • Larry Cook, artist
  • Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, artist
  • Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Fine Arts and Art History,  York College, City University of New York, Director, Fine Arts Gallery

 

3:45 – 3:55: Question and Answer

4:00-4:10: BREAK

4:10-4:50: Art Collecting Institutions and the African American Archival Legacy: Museum Archives Panel

This panel will investigate the range of archival collections housed in art and cultural museums that reveal new, overlooked art histories or expand our knowledge of African American artists and art practice. In addition to sharing select artifacts, presenters should briefly speak to the accessibility of collections as well digitization possibilities.

Panel Moderator: Cynthia Hodge, Undergraduate Student, Art Department, Howard University

  • Kimberly Camp, President, Galerie Marie LLC, presenting on the Albert C. Barnes Collection, Philadelphia
  • Kelli Morgan, Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Ms. Alexsandra Mitchell, Archivist, Schomburg Research Center, New York Public Library
  • Catrina Hill, Archivist, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

 

4:50 – 5:00: Question and Answer

5:00 – 5:50: Keynote Lecture, Fred Wilson, artist

5:50 – 6:00 Question and Answer

Reception, Howard University Blackburn Gallery

Exhibition Reception & Book Signing, Childers Hall

Saturday –  School of Medicine Auditorium, Howard University


9:30 – 9:50: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Morning Moderator: Dr. Melanee C. Harvey, Art Department, Howard University

10:00 – 10:50: New Art Histories Panel

Panel Moderator: Tina Campt, Claire Tow and  Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s Gender and Studies, Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and Chair of the Africana Studies Department, Barnard College

 

  • Emilie Boone, Ph. D. Assistant Professor, African American Studies Department, City University of New York, New City College of Technology
  • Chanda Laine Carey​, PhD​, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, Department of Art History, Mellon Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Humanities, New York University
  • Tiffany E. Barber, Carter G. Woodson Fellow, University of Virginia/ Ph.D. Candidate, Visual Culture Studies, University of Rochester

 

10:50 – 11:00: Question and Answer

11:00 – 11:15: Art & Design Talk: Fashion and the Archive

  • Elka Stevens, Ph.D., Art Department, Howard University

 

11:15 – 11:30: Artist Talk: Marilyn Nance

11:30-12:00 Artist Talk: Adger Cowans

12:00 – 12:10: Question and Answer

12:10 – 1:10: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

Afternoon Moderator: Sarah Lewis, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African American Studies, Harvard University

1:15 – 1:50: The Potency of Portraiture: a Conversation with the Dawoud Bey

  • Dawoud Bey, Professor of Art, Distinguished College Artist, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Emilie Boone, Ph. D. Assistant Professor, African American Studies Department, City University of New York, New City College of Technology

 

 

2:00 – 2:50: James A. Porter Distinguished Lecture

  • Cheryl Finley, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University
  • “Photography and the Archive”

2:55 – 3:05:  Question and Answer

3:05 – 3:15:  COFFEE BREAK

3:15 – 4:05: Floyd Coleman Lecture, Lorna Simpson

4:05 – 4:15: Question and Answer

4:15 – 4:30: Closing Remarks

7:00 – 10:30: Gala and Awards Dinner ,  Howard University School of Law, Houston Hall,