Collecting Art History Symposium
Posted: April 22, 2014
Collecting Art History focuses on the invaluable work by collectors of African-American and African Diaspora art—from amateur or modest collectors through to professional collectors and institutions—in contributing to the building of ever more substantial histories of African-American and African Diaspora art. The symposium invites collectors, scholars, museum employees, and others with a range of interests in the collecting and historicizing of African-American and African Diaspora art to participate in this lively discussion.
A fascinating group of scholars from around the nation who are all making important contributions to the fields related to African-American and African Diaspora art will speak at the symposium. These include Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee (Spelman College Museum of Fine Art); Professor Kirsten Buick (University of New Mexico); Professor Bridget Cooks (University of California, Irvine); Professor Leslie King-Hammond (Maryland Institute College of Art); Professor Michael Ray Charles (University of Texas at Austin); and Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd (Interim Executive Director at The New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History).
Each of these speakers will offer engaging and valuable insights into different aspects of the ways in which collectors of African-American and African Diaspora art—both private and institutional—have made enormous contributions to the scholarship reflecting the histories of these works, and the ways in which one can play a part in this invaluable endeavor, either as active participants and collectors or simply as visitors to galleries and museums.