Friday, April 9, 2010

21st Annual James A. Porter Colloquium

I'm looking forward to the 21st Annual
James A. Porter Colloquium ,
the premiere conference on African-American
Art and Art History, sponsored by and at
Howard University on April 16th and 17th,
2010 in the Blackburn Center.

The theme this year is "Fearless: Risk Takers,
Rule Breakers, and Innovators in
African-American Art and Art of the
African Diaspora."

The first 20 colloquia were the product and vision
and year-around effort and hard work of
Dr. Floyd W. Coleman, who has since retired
and is one of the honorees this year, along with
Jeff Donaldson (posthumously), Elizabeth Catlett,
and Peggy Cooper Cafritz.

The keynote address will be given by photographer/
media artist/activist/provocateur
Renee Cox
    "Chillin' with Liberty",1998, (c) Renee Cox

The JAPC is free and open to the public
(registration required) with the exception
of the fund-raising gala (fee) after Saturday's

1 comment:

Ed J said...

Dr. F.,

Thank you for the many beautiful photos and your written comments. I sent my daughter at Howard to your photos of LeDroit Park and "This is how we live" after she learned she'd be in Slowe Hall for her sophomore year. Uplifting!