32nd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium

32nd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

"Fearless Endeavors: Daring Art History Methodologies and Art Practices"

Friday, April 8, 2022, 4:00-6:30 PM EST

 

The 32nd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium 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 the University of Maryland, College Park. This year’s virtual program will explore the theme Fearless Endeavors: Daring Art History Methodologies and Art Practices.

Twelve years ago, Dr. Gwendolyn Everett and Prof. Teresia Bush selected the theme of fearless for the 21st James A. Porter Colloquium. The proceedings investigated “the critical roles of courageous resistance and willful exuberance [that] propel artists to break the rules, invent new aesthetics, and resist reductive categories that seek to marginalize them and their work.” This theme remains relevant across the landscape of African American art and art of the African Diaspora. The 32nd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium will return to this topic and consider how fearlessness across art historical analysis and art practice has advanced the fields of African American art and art of the African Diaspora. This Colloquium aims to provide a platform for new scholarship and artistic perspectives on the relationship between African American and African Diasporic art. 

The National Gallery of Art will live-stream presentations with online audience Q&A on Friday, April 8, 2022. Online registration here.