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Richard J. Powell

John Spencer Bassett Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History
Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
114 Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse, Bay 9, A287C, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Black Art A Cultural History

Book · August 26, 2021 Featured Publication This groundbreaking study explores the visual representations of Black culture across the globe throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. ... Cite

Raymond Saunders

Chapter · August 20, 2019 As a collection book, the volume provides scholars and curators with information about the Museum's holdings, at times disclosing works that have been little documented or exhibited. ... Cite

Herve Telemaque

Chapter · 2019 Cite

The Brown Paper Bag Test

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2018 Full text Cite

Black Parnassus: Chicago in the Interwar Years

Chapter · October 2018 The book brings together photographs and publications made during the fi rst and most formative decade of his 65-year career. ... Cite

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?: The Eyes of Donyale Luna

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2016 The most iconic image that accompanied the 1996 publication of 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig, Cologne—and one that continues to intrigue scholars of black diasporic visual culture—was the German photographer Charlotte March’s black-and-wh ... Full text Cite

"Porch and Drawl"

Chapter · 2016 Cite

Research and imagine the American black art since 2005

Journal Article Perspective · December 31, 2015 Full text Open Access Cite

Archibald Motley Jazz Age Modernist

Book · October 2, 2015 Featuring more than 200 color illustrations, the catalogue Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist accompanies the first full-scale survey of the work of Archibald Motley, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from January 30, ... ... Cite

Black Art A Cultural History

Book · August 26, 2021 Featured Publication This groundbreaking study explores the visual representations of Black culture across the globe throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. ... Cite

Raymond Saunders

Chapter · August 20, 2019 As a collection book, the volume provides scholars and curators with information about the Museum's holdings, at times disclosing works that have been little documented or exhibited. ... Cite

Herve Telemaque

Chapter · 2019 Cite

The Brown Paper Bag Test

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2018 Full text Cite

Black Parnassus: Chicago in the Interwar Years

Chapter · October 2018 The book brings together photographs and publications made during the fi rst and most formative decade of his 65-year career. ... Cite

Who’s Zoomin’ Who?: The Eyes of Donyale Luna

Journal Article Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art · November 1, 2016 The most iconic image that accompanied the 1996 publication of 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig, Cologne—and one that continues to intrigue scholars of black diasporic visual culture—was the German photographer Charlotte March’s black-and-wh ... Full text Cite

"Porch and Drawl"

Chapter · 2016 Cite

Research and imagine the American black art since 2005

Journal Article Perspective · December 31, 2015 Full text Open Access Cite

Archibald Motley Jazz Age Modernist

Book · October 2, 2015 Featuring more than 200 color illustrations, the catalogue Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist accompanies the first full-scale survey of the work of Archibald Motley, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from January 30, ... ... Cite

Emancipation and the Freed in American Sculpture

Journal Article ART BULLETIN · 2013 Cite

"The Woodshed"

Chapter · 2011 Cite

The Woodshed

Journal Article STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ART · 2011 Cite

'Paint That Thing!' Aaron Douglas's Call to Modernism

Journal Article American Studies · 2010 Cite

The Picturesque, Miss Nottage and the Caribbean Sublime

Journal Article Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism · February 2008 Cite

Cutting a Figure Fashioning Black Portraiture

Book · 2008 Examining portraits of black people over the past two centuries, Cutting a Figure argues that these images should be viewed as a distinct category of portraiture that differs significantly from depictions of people with other racial and ... ... Cite

PAINT IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Journal Article INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART · 2008 Cite

Linguists, Poets, and ‘Others’ on African American Art

Journal Article American Art · March 2003 Featured Publication Cite

Appreciation. Jacob Lawrence: Keep on Movin’

Journal Article American Art · March 2001 Featured Publication Cite

To Be Real

Chapter · 2001 Cite

Sartor Africanus

Chapter · 2001 Cite

To Be Real

Chapter · 2001 Featured Publication Cite

Sartor Africanus

Chapter · 2001 Featured Publication Cite

Harmonizer of Chaos

Chapter · 2000 Cite

Harmonizer of Chaos

Chapter · 2000 Cite

On Alain Locke and James Porter

Journal Article Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc./Artist and Influence · 1998 Cite

Art of the Harlem Renaissance

Journal Article Art Bulletin · September 1, 1995 Cite

The Subject in/of Art History

Journal Article The Art Bulletin · September 1, 1995 Full text Cite

ART, HISTORY, AND VISION

Journal Article ART BULLETIN · 1995 Cite

IMAGES AND IDENTITIES + EDITORIAL - A BRIEF, INTRODUCTORY NOTE

Journal Article INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART · 1994 Cite

The Art of Raymond Saunders: Colored

Journal Article New Observations · 1993 Cite

Jacob Lawrence

Book · 1992 Cite

Margo Humphrey: Interview

Journal Article Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc./Artist and Influence · 1987 Cite

William H. Johnson's Minde Kerteminde

Journal Article Black American Literature Forum · 1986 Full text Link to item Cite

On Exhibit: Black Artists of the Nineteenth Century

Journal Article The Chicago Reader · August 16, 1985 Cite

African Art at the Field Museum

Journal Article African Arts · 1985 Full text Link to item Cite

Black Folk in America, 1930-1980

Journal Article Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin · 1984 Cite

Current Expressions in Afro-American Printmaking

Journal Article PrintNews · April 1981 Cite

The Afro-American Printmaking Tradition

Journal Article PrintNews · February 1981 Cite

9/9

Journal Article The New Art Examiner · June 1980 Cite

Houston Conwill

Journal Article Neworld · February 1979 Cite

Talking to James Lesesne Wells

Journal Article Print Review · 1979 Cite

Images and Identities: A Brief, Introductory Note

Journal Article The International Review of African American Art Cite

Journeying Beyond: The Prints and Paintings of Joyce Wellman

Journal Article The International Review of African American Art Cite