Day 2 of “American Art in Dialogue with Africa and Its Diaspora” session on Artists Travel to Africa. 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: Tanya Sheehan, Associate Professor of Art, Colby College.

Anne-Grit Becker, PhD Candidate in Art History, Freie Universit√§t Berlin, Germany, “Toward a Language of Material: Cy Twombly’s North African Sketchbooks.”

Chika Okeke-Agulu, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Art, Princeton University, “Living in Color: Jacob Lawrence and the Osogbo Experience in the Early 1960s.”

Peju Layiwola, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, University of Lagos, Nigeria, “Transcultural Conversations: American and Nigerian Art in Dialogue.” .

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