The General Editors

David Bindman, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

The Contributors

Dawn Ades
Petrine Archer-Straw
Suzanne Preston Blier
Bruce Boucher
Ladislas Bugner*
Adrienne L. Childs
Jean Marie Courtès*
Thomas Cummins
Karen C.C. Dalton
Jehan Desanges*
Jean Devisse*
Elizabeth Edwards
Ruth Fine
Charles Ford
Jacqueline Francis
Vera Ingrid Grant
Josef Helfenstein
Hugh Honour
Paul H.D. Kaplan
Joseph Leo Koerner
Elmer Kolfin
Jean Leclant*
Jean Michel Massing
Amadou-Mahtar M’Bow*
Rosalie Smith McCrea
Dominique de Menil*
Kobena Mercer
Michel Mollat*
Richard J. Powell
Esther Schreuder
Tanya Sheehan
Frank M. Snowden, Jr.*
Joaneath Spicer
Victor Stoichita
Jeremy Tanner
Kristina Van Dyke
Jean Vercoutter*
Christian Weikop
Helen Weston
Deborah Willis

* Indicates a contributor from the original editions.

About the Books

In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, fifty years later, as the first American president of African American descent serves his historic term in office, her mission has been re-invigorated through the collaboration of Harvard University Press and the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research to present new editions of the coveted five original books, as well as an additional five volumes.

News

The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Twentieth Century: The Impact of Africa, Volume 5.1 The National Gallery of Art hosted a panel discussion marking the publication of The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Twentieth Century: The Impact of Africa, Volume 5.1.