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Richard J Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor and Dean of Humanities

Richard J PowellSpecialization:

    Afro-American Art
    African Art
    Art of the United States


Research Interests:

Richard J. Powell received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research and teaching interests lie in American art, African American art, and theories of race and representation in the African diaspora. He is also interested in the media arts and conceptualizations of the "folk" in world art and culture. His books include Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson and Black Art: A Cultural History.

Education:

  • PhD Yale University 1988

Contact Info:

Office Location:  102 Allen Building
Office Phone:   (919) 684-6811
Email Address:   richard.powell@duke.edu
Web Page:   http://www.richardjpowell.com

Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • Vms 555s.01, Black visual theory Synopsis
    East duke 204a, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. "Linguists, Poets, and ‘Others’ on African American Art." American Art  vol. 17 (Spring, 2003): 16-19.
  2.  Black Art: A Cultural History. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., (2002). (Revised & expanded edition of Black Art & Culture in the 20th Century, 1997; Spanish translation: Arte y Cultura Negros en el Siglo XX, Barcelona: Ediciones Destino, S.A., 1998)
  3. "Appreciation. Jacob Lawrence: Keep on Movin’." American Art  vol. 15 (Spring, 2001): 90-93.
  4. "To Be Real." The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience  (2001): 13-15.
  5. "Sartor Africanus." Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture. Edited by Susan Fillin-Yeh.  (2001): 217-242.