At the Gallery


Chris Dingwall: American Painting in the Age of Emancipation

Gold Calendar IconWednesday, March 4, 2020 at Noon

How can a painting illustrate historical change? This talk explores the problem of painting in the age of emancipation, when American artists tested the aesthetic form and social role of their art in response to the unfinished revolution for African American freedom.

Randall Wyatt: Shamelessly White: Antiblack Representation In Popular Media

Gold Calendar IconTuesday, March 10, 2020 at Noon

This lecture uses critical whiteness theory to analyze the portrayal of African Americans in the hit Showtime drama Shameless. I argue that the show gives visibility to poor urban whites while only casting a familiar, stereotypical view of Blacks that ultimately renders them unseen.

Kidada Williams: Confronting the Deforming Mirror of Truth: African Americans,Racist Violence, and Counter-Histories of the Nation

Gold Calendar IconWednesday, March 25, 2020 at Noon

The histories Americans love to tell ourselves about the nation look very different from the perspectives of African Americans lashed by racist violence.