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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

Awards & Honors

Elected Member (APS)

Other American Philosophical Society · 2021 More about this award

Edmund J. Safra Visiting Professorship

Other Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. · February 2019


Scholarly Society American Academy of Arts and Sciences · October 2018 Area: Humanities and Arts; Specialty: Visual Arts More about this award

James S. Ackerman Scholar in Residence

International American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy · October 2017

Spirit of the Center Award

National Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, Charlotte, NC · December 2016

Chercheur invite

International Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris, France · September 2016

Distinguished Scholar Session

National College Art Association · February 2016

Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly excellence in the Field of American Art History

National Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution · October 2013

Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge Affiliated Faculty

Other John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute · December 2012

Acadia Summer Art Program Residency, Mount Desert Island, ME

National Fabric Workshop and Museum · July 2012

James A. Porter Award for Excellence in African American Art Scholarship

National Howard University · April 2012

Wilbur Cross Medal for Distinguished Alumni

National Yale University · October 2009

Ford Foundation Fellowships/Postdoctoral

National National Academies · 1995


National National Humanities Center · 1995

Fellowships for University Teachers

National National Endowment for the Humanities · 1992

Ford Foundation Fellowships/Dissertaton

National National Academies · 1986

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