Cutting a Figure: Barkley L. Hendricks and Black Portraiture

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009  7pm–8:30pm iCal

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Cutting a Figure: Barkley L. Hendricks and Black Portraiture

Writer and historian Richard J. Powell explores the history of 19th, 20th, and 21st century portraits of peoples of African descent in paintings, photographs, graphic arts, and cinema as it relates to the work of Barkley Hendricks. Powell is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University; Editor-in-Chief of The Art Bulletin; and author of Black Art: A Cultural History (2002, Thames and Hudson). His latest book is Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008, University of Chicago Press).
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