"Black Images, Black Histories" Conference
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
The From Slavery to Freedom Lab presents a two-day conference to explore iconic images and popular constructions of blackness in culture.
Following the keynote conversation with Titus Kaphar on Thursday, January 16th, (see here for details) on Friday, January 17th, a panel and series of presentations will take place in the Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall at the Franklin Humanities Institute from 10am–3pm.
10am | Light breakfast served
10:30am–12:15pm | Panel 1: Icons of Slavery and Freedom
- Jasmine Nichole Cobb (moderator) | Bacca Foundation Associate Professor African & African American Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University
- Cheryl Finley | Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Director at Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History & Curatorial Studies
- Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby | Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of the Arts & Humanities, History of Art at U.C. Berkeley
12:15pm | Lunch served
1:00pm–3:00pm | Panel 2: New Black Aesthetics (Speakers will each present a 20 minute paper followed by a a 10 minute Q+A.)
- Meg Onli | Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania
- Rhea L. Combs | Curator at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History & Culture
- Richard J. Powell | John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University
Reception to follow.
This event is cosponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute as part of its World Arts speaker series; the Nasher Museum of Art; the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts; the department of African & African American Studies; the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship; Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity; and the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies.