On Thursday April 24, Richard J. Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, will give the annual Reflections on African American Studies lecture at the Center for African American Studies, Princeton University. This lecture by Powell, the leading scholar in the field of African American art history, is significant for another reason: it is the first to be delivered by an art historian. Yep, art history and the visual arts tend to be forgotten or sidelined in the discourse of African American culture past and present. It is time "Things Done Change," to invoke the title of Eddie Chambers' terrific book on Black British Art!
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