Past Exhibitions
Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2009. Acrylic on PVC. Yale University Art Gallery, Purchased with the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund and a gift from Jacqueline L. Bradley, B.A. 1979. © Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery

  • September 16, 2010–October 29, 2010
    The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, College Park, Md.
  • February 18, 2011–June 26, 2011
    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
A collaboration among a team of students from Yale and the University of Maryland, College Park, Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery features works that address, question, and complicate the paradigms that have mapped meanings onto African American bodies throughout history. The 54 works selected for the exhibition, representing the Gallery’s commitment during the past decade to growing this area of the collection, include paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs.
Exhibition and publication organized by Yale University and University of Maryland students, under the direction of Pamela Franks, Deputy Director for Collections and Education, Yale University Art Gallery, and Robert E. Steele, M.P.H. 1971, M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1975, Executive Director, David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Made possible by Lois Chazen; Laura M. and James A. Duncan, B.A 1975; Mr. and Mrs. Elliott L. Schlang, B.A. 1956; Francis H. Williams; the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund; the Florence B. Selden Fund; and the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions.

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