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Richard J Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor

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:  104 East Duke Building
Office Phone:   (919) 684-2473
Email Address:   richard.powell@duke.edu
Web Page:   http://www.richardjpowell.com

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • Arthist 383.01, The black atlantic Synopsis
    East duke 108, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Arthist 384.01, Art of the us Synopsis
    East duke 204b, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

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.

 

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