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Opening remarks on Day 2 of “American Art in Dialogue with Africa and Its Diaspora.”  This two-day symposium examined the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from nineteenth-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world.

Ruth Fine, Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington (1972–2012), and Board Member, Terra Foundation for American Art.

David C. Driskell, Professor Emeritus of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, “Influencing Elements of African Art.”

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