Black Presence and the American Art Museum
The Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums at the New-York Historical Society
Presented LIVE on Zoom
Since 1982, the Henry Luce Foundation’s American Art Program has supported wide-ranging collection projects and exhibitions at art museums in all 50 states. In commemoration of the program’s 40th anniversary, the Foundation has organized a year-long series of virtual conversations moderated by field leaders and Luce grantees, past and present. The New-York Historical Society is honored to present these “Henry Luce Foundation Conversations on American Art and Museums.” With an eye toward the future, the participants will explore the role of the visual arts in an open and equitable society, and the capacity of art museums to challenge accepted histories, elevate under-represented voices, and host the critical conversations in which we need to engage.
This conversation engages the historically ambivalent place of artists of African descent in the American art museum and considers what it might portend for us today.
Rujeko Hockley, Arnhold Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Cameron Shaw, Executive Director, California African American Museum
Kellie Jones (moderator), Chair, Department African American and African Diaspora Studies and Hans Hofmann Professor of Modern Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University
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