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Zoom Webinar (online)
Welcome and Opening Program:
Friday, September 23, 2022
7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Symposium Presentations and Panels:
Saturday, September 24, 2022
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Compelling conversations with illustrators, art directors, authors, and scholars will explore more than three hundred years of racial representation in published art and the role of mass-circulated imagery as a force in shaping public perception about people and groups of people. Presented in conjunction with Imprinted: Illustrating Race, the Museum’s current exhibition, this symposium will spark dialogue about the ways that art, advertising, and systems of publishing have helped to frame public opinion, and how the art of illustration is a force for change today.
Featured speakers include: Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, Professor, University of Delaware and Co-Curator of Imprinted: Illustrating Race; Michele Bogart, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Art History and visual culture studies at Stony BrookUniversity Heather Campbell Coyle, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Curator of American Art, Delaware Art Museum; Leonard Davis, designer and collector of Black Americana; Karen Fang, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston; Colette Gaiter, Professor in the Departments of Africana Studies and Art & Design at the University of Delaware and author of Emory Douglas and the Black Panther Artists of 1968; Black Panther Artists Emory Douglas, Gayle “Assali” Dickson, and Malik Edwards; Hollis King, artist and former vice-president andcreative director at the Verve Music Group; Theresa Leininger-Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, University of Cincinnati; Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Professor and Chair of English, Pomona College; Gallerist Leslie Ferrin and ceramicists Elizabeth Alexander, Jacqueline Bishop, Niki Johnson, and Paul Scott; Judy Chartrand, a Manitoba Cree artist; culture journalist and writer Karama Horne and Eisner Award-nominated artist and writer Shawn Martinbrough; and artists Rudy Gutierrez and Gregory Christie.
Join us for all or part of Illustration and Race: Rethinking the History of Published Images
This symposium is generously funded with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.