Richard J. Powell: “Hurston’s Law, or a Philosophy of Decor,” 2021 James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture is co-sponsored by the Beinecke Library and the Department of African American Studies at Yale.
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Richard J. Powell is John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989. He studied at Morehouse College and Howard University before earning his doctorate in art history at Yale University. Along with teaching courses in American art, the arts of the African Diaspora, and contemporary visual studies, he has written extensively on topics ranging from primitivism to postmodernism, including such titles as Homecoming: The Art and Life of William H. Johnson (1991), Black Art: A Cultural History (1997 & 2002), and Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008).

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General Public