SYMP: Two Centuries of Black American Art Roundtable @ LACMA

Two Centuries of Black American Art
A 35th Anniversary Roundtable

David Driskell, Keynote Speaker

Saturday, May 14, 2011

2 pm

LACMA | Bing Theater
Free, No reservations

Two Centuries of Black American Art, organized for LACMA in 1976 by guest curator David Driskell, powerfully demonstrated the contributions of black artists to American art and art history from 1750 to the mid-twentieth century.

JOIN Professor David Driskell and distinguished panelists Dr. Bridget Cooks, Cecil Fergerson, and Dr. Samella Lewis to honor and consider the significance and impact of this historic exhibition. Franklin Sirmans, Curator, Contemporary Art, will moderate the discussion. Brooke Davis Anderson, Deputy Director, Curatorial Planning, and Austen Bailly, Associate Curator, American Art, will introduce the program.

Sponsored by LACMA’s American Art Council.


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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