Keynote Address
Ornamental Blackness: Seeing the Black Body in European Luxury Arts,
9th Annual Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Symposium, April 19, 2019

Silver, Slavery and the Laboring Black Body

The Anti-Black Interior? Enslavement and Refinement in Domestic Spaces

College Art Association, New York
February 15, 2019

Keynote Discussion

Shared Ground: Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies (link to video)

Museum of Arts and Design, New York
September 20, 2018

The Moorish Bath: Women of Color in Nineteenth-entry Orientalist Art

The Devens Lectures

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
December 7, 2017

Race, Exoticism and the Decorative Conceit: Black Figures in European Fine and Decorative Arts, 1700-1900

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida
March 8, 2017

Riff: African American Artists and the European Canon, Session Chair

College Art Association, New York, February 2017

The Court Moor: Blackness, Servitude, and the Artifice of Court Culture

Black Portraitures II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories

Villa La Pietra, Florence

May 31, 2015

This is a video of my presentation given on May 28 at the coloquium  "La Sculpture entre 1850 and 1880" at the Foundation Signer-Polignac, Paris

Sunday, November 16

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Panel Disussion on the publication of the latest volume in the Image of the Black series.

Selected Presentations and Lectures

 

“The Glazed Blackamoor: Minton’s Majolica Jardinières and the African Body (1867)” La Sculpture entre 1850 and 1880, INHA and Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France, May, 2014

 

“Beauty and the Blackamoor,” Black Portraitures in the West, NYU, Harvard University, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Musée du Quay Branly, Paris, France, January 2013

 

“A Blackamoor’s Progress: The Black Male Body in European Decorative Arts,” Fall Colloquium Series, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, November 2012

 

“Activism and Protest in African American Art: 1960-1985,” Image of the Black In Western Art, The Twentieth Century, Open Workshop, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, April 2012

 

“Colonial Illustration, Black Labor and the Art of Luxury Consumption,” Southeast Society for Eighteenth Century Studies “Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century, March, 2011

 

“Luxury Arts and the Black Laboring Body in Early Modern Courts,” Racial Consciousness in the Early Modern World, University of Maryland, College Park, April, 2011

 

“Modernism, Memoire and African Arts: David C. Driskell and the Art of Printmaking,” The Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Connecticut, February, 2011

 

“Ornamental Blackness: The Black Body in European Decorative Arts 1700-1900,” Fall Colloquium Series, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, October, 2010

 

“Dubious Attraction: Tropes of Blackness in Jean-Leon Gérôme’s Moorish Bath,” College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, February, 2010

 

“The Black Exotic: Representing Blacks in Nineteenth-Century Orientalist Art,” The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, January, 2009

 

“Sugar boxes and Blackamoors: Ornamental Blackness in Early Meissen Porcelain,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2007

 

“Imagining the Exotic in European Art and Artifacts,” Teachers as Scholars Program, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, March 2007

 

“Arabesque: The Art of Stephanie Pogue,” University of Maryland, College Park September, 2006

 

“Venice and Consumerism, Luxury and Good Living, Mosque and Marketplace,” Looking East, Looking West: Europe and Arabia, 1450 – 1750, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies’ Summer Institute for Arts Educators, University of Maryland, July, 2005

 

“Artist’s Proof: 50 years of Printmaking by David C. Driskell,” James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, Howard University, April 2005

 

“Traditions in African American Art: The Jean and Robert Steele Collection,” College of William and Mary, April 2004.

 

“Race, Turquerie and the Exotic Orient: Mademoiselle de Clermont at the Bath,” College Art Association, Annual Conference, February, 2002

 

“Tanner, Orientalism and the Development of African American Art,” Laying Claim: Reconsidering Artists of African Descent in the Americas, Colgate University, October 2001.

 

“À Vendre: The Black Woman and Exotic Slavery in the work of Jean-Leon Gérôme,” Barnard Feminist Art History Conference, October 2000

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