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Selected Publications

"Blood, Bronze, and Stone: Fictions of Slavery in Victorian Era Sculpture," in The Colour of Anxiety, Essays on Sculpture, the Henry Moore Institute, Issue 81, 2023
Review Article "Kara Walker: A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be" in Woman's Art Journal, Volume 43, Spring/Summer, 2022
"The Vanquished Unchained: Abolition and Emancipation in the Sculpture of the Atlantic World" in
Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux's Why Born Enslaved Reconsidered,
ed. Wendy Walters and Elyse Nelson

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2022
Review: Designing a New Tradition: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Aesthetics of Blackness
by Rebecca VanDiver in RACAR, Journal of the Universities Art Association of Canada, 46, no. 2 (Fall 2021)  Link to article
"Variations and Old Master Narratives: Bob Thompson in the Wake of Art History" in
This House House Mine, ed. Diana Tuite,
Colby College Museum of Art, 2021

Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition

Catalog  for my forthcoming exhibition at The Phillips Collection, published by Rizzoli. 

Review of the blockbuster exhibition Le Modèle Noire at the Musée D'Orsay, Paris, 2019, in Nineteench-Century Art Worldwide, Volume 18, Issue 2, Autumn 2019

In La Sculpture Triomphante: 1850-1880, sous la direction d'Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, Fine Arts, Paris, 2018

Review of exhibition catalog Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power published by CAA Reviews.

Special section of Panorama: Journal of the Historians of American Art 

Exhibition catalog brochure for Joyce Wellman exhibition Coded Messages. Jan-March, 2018, Lockhart Gallery, SUNY Geneseo

"Imagining Blacks in European Art"

Fine Art Connoisseur, March/April 2017

"A Blackamoor's Progress: The Ornamental Black Body in European Furniture"

“Unbändige Schönheit. Die Kronleuchter aus Murano-Glas von Fred Wilson” (Uncontrollable Beauty: Murano Glass Chandeliers by Fred Wilson)

Bildpunkt, Summer, 2016

Annotated bibliography of general sources for the study of visual arts by African Americans.

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Exhibition catalog co authored by Susan Libby. 

Politico Magazine

Preston Sampson, Seesaw, 2012

Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of the Black Artist. Editors David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University Press, September 2014

"Activism and the Shaping of Black Identities: 1964-1988"

Adrienne L. Childs


New York Times Review

Henry Ossawa Tanner : Modern Spirit

Anna Marly, editor, University of California Press, 2012

"Tanner in Oriental Africa"

Adrienne L. Childs

The Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century Porcelain

Michael Yonan and Alden Cavanaugh, editors. Ashgate, 2010

"Sugarboxes and Blackamoors: Ornamental Blackness in Early Meissen Porcelain"

Margo Humphrey

The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Pomegranate, 2009

Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell

Pomegranate, 2007

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  • “Presence of Mind: Revealing Africans in Renaissance Art,” Review article, Transition Magazine, April, 2013.

  • Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists,” Review article, The Journal of Modern Craft, March, 2012.

  • “Portraits of A People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century,” Review article, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Autumn, 2006,

  •  “Notes on the Politics of Identity in African American Art” in African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

  • “Patterns of Nature: Domesticity, Memory and the Decorative in the Arts of David C. Driskell,” in Creative Spirit, The Art of David C. Driskell, The David C. Driskell Center, 2011

  • Tradition and Style: Horace Day's Rediscovered Portraits of Black Alexandrians, in Style and Identity: Black Alexandria in the 1970s, Alexandria Black History Museum, May 2010 - May 2011.

  • “Form, Color and Beauty in the Art of Stephanie E. Pogue,” in Arabesque: The Art of Stephanie E. Pogue, The David C. Driskell Center, 2008

  • “Charting the Terrain of African American Art and Artistry,” in Holding our Own: Selections from the Collectors Club of Washington, D.C. Inc., University of Maryland University College, 2006

  • Contributing Author, Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, 2011

  • “Method and Mission: The Jean and Robert Steele Collection” in Successions: Pints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, 2002

  • Contributing Author, Holland, Juanita, et. al., Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection, Pomegranate Press, 1998. Echoes: The Art of David C. Driskell, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland,

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