Day 1 of "American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora" session on nineteenth-century portraiture. This two-day symposium examines 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: Renée Ater, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Maryland, College Park

Anne Lafont, Associate Professor of Art History, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
"Paris--Philadelphia: African Figures around 1800, or Portrait of Yarrow as a Mameluke"

Shawn Michelle Smith, Associate Professor of Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
"Augustus Washington's Liberian Daguerreotypes and the Civil Contract of Photography"

Camara Dia Holloway, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Delaware
"'Aglow in the Darkest Vistas': Africa, Racial Fantasy, and the Modernist Self-Fashioning of F. Holland Day"

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