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Day 2 of “American Art in Dialogue with Africa and Its Diaspora” session on Reframing the Traditional/Historical in Contemporary Art. 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.

Chair: Kelly Quinn, Terra Foundation Project Manager for Scholarly and Educational Initiatives, Archives of American Art.

Celeste-Marie Bernier, Professor of African American Studies, University of Nottingham, “Imaging the ‘Face of the Fugitive Slave’ Artist in Black Diasporic Self-Portraiture.”

Venny Nakazibwe, Dean of The Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, “African Textiles in Dialogue with Contemporary Fiber Art.”

Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, “In the Spirit of N√©gritude, or, Kehinde Wiley Goes to Africa.”

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