Program of Events

David C. Driskell Lecture with the Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park

Julie McGee, PhD Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, at the University of Delaware


Porter Colloquium Keynote Lectures, co-sponsored with the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, live-streamed on the Center's website, April 8, 4 - 6:00 PM


4:00 - 4:30  Opening Lecture

Sarah Lewis, PhD, Associate professor at Harvard University in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies 

4:30 - 4:45 Curatorial Conversation

Alvia Wardlaw, PhD, Professor and Curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University and Ms. Kimberly D. Jacobs, Interim Director, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum 


4:45 - 5:00 Artist Conversation

Lilian Thomas Burwell and Dr. Gwendolyn Everett, Associate Dean, Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts 


5:00 - 5:30 Porter Lecture

Huey Copeland, PhD, BFC Presidential Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania 


5:30-6:00 Floyd Coleman Lecture

Bisa Butler, Fiber Artist 

6:00-6:30 Award Recognition 

Recorded Acceptance Remarks from: 

Betye Saar 

Lillian Thomas Burwell 

Porter Book Award Winner