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Past Events

The National Gallery of Art

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The National Gallery of Art hosted a panel discussion and signing to commemorate the publication of the final volume of the series, The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2: The Rise of Black Artists. Panelists included series General Editor David Bindman and Sharmila Sen of Harvard University Press.

The National Gallery of Art

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The National Gallery of Art hosted a panel discussion to commemorate the publication of the penultimate volume of the series, The Image of the Black in Western Art: The Twentieth Century: The Impact of Africa, Volume 5.1. Panelists included series General Editors David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sharmila Sen of Harvard University Press, and others. The panel was moderated by Faya Causey, Head of Academic Programs at the National Gallery of Art. Audio from the 90-minute discussion is now available for streaming or free download via SoundCloud.

W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Du Bois Institute hosted an all-day event to celebrate and discuss the work of the contributors to Volume V: artists working from the Harlem Renaissance to the present day.

The National Gallery of Art

December 11, 2011

The National Gallery of Art hosted a panel discussion and presentation marking the publication of The Image of the Black in Western Art Volumes 3.2 and 3.3. Panelists included series General Editors David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., along with Sharmila Sen of Harvard University Press. The panel was moderated by Faya Causey, Head of Academic Programs at the National Gallery of Art. Audio from the 1-hour discussion is now available for streaming or free download via SoundCloud.

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.