CFP: Christianity in Modern and Contemporary African American Art

Coinciding with PAFA’s exhibition, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, this March 24, 2012 symposium focuses on intersections of faith, identity, and history in a broad range of works created by modern and contemporary African American artists with special interest in Christian symbols, themes, and motifs relating to issues of faith, family, and community and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.

We seek 20-minute papers that examine specific examples of art from the turn of the 20th century to today, exploring such aspects with special interest in art historical methodology.

Paper proposals of no more than two pages double-spaced should be submitted along with a cover letter and c.v. to ALL symposium co-chairs, Dr. Nikki A. Greene, Dr. Emily Hage, and Dr. James Romaine

Deadline for submission is October 1, 2011.

See the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) website:


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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