Symposium: American Art in Dialgoue with Africa and its Diaspora

On October 4 and 5 in Washington, DC, a symposium on American art and the African diaspora at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Speakers include Chika Okeke-Agulu, Krista Thompson, Jeffrey Stewart, Celeste-Marie Bernier, James Smalls, and artist/scholar David C. Driskell.
Symposium: American Art in Dialogue with Africa and its Diaspora
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

Friday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

This symposium examines the role of Africa and its diaspora in the development of art of the United States, from 19th-century portraiture to American modernism; from the Harlem Renaissance to the contemporary art world. Speakers include Chika Okeke-Agulu of Princeton University, Krista Thompson of Northwestern University, Jeffrey Stewart of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Celeste-Marie Bernier of the University of Nottingham, James Smalls of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and artist and distinguished scholar David C. Driskell. The full schedule is available at The event is free, but registration is required at

This is the fourth of five Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context, which are supported by a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.