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2023 Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Visual Arts in Honor of David C. Driskell Series

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This is a flyer for Dr. Saggese's lecture event.

Please join us for The 33rd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and the Art of the African Diaspora. This year's Porter Colloquium is co-presented by Howard University's Department of Art, the Howard University Gallery of Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at University of Maryland, College Park.

Jordana Moore Saggese (she/her) is Professor modern and contemporary American Art the University of Maryland, College Park and the former Editor-in-Chief for the College Art Association's Art Journal. Trained as an art historian, Saggese's work focuses on modern and contemporary American art, with an emphasis on expressions of Blackness. She is an internationally-recognized expert on the work of the American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88), and has published two books on his life and work: Reading Basquiat: Exploring Ambivalence in American Art (UC Press, 2014) and The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader: Writings, Interviews and Critical Responses (UC Press, 2021). Her forthcoming book Heavyweight: Black Boxers and the Fight for Representation is forthcoming from Duke University Press.


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