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    The Image of the Black in Western Art

    Presented by at Thompson Room, Barker Center

    November 15, 2010


    The Image of the Black in Western Art

    David Bindman, University College London and Harvard University; Paul Kaplan, State University of New York at Purchase; Joseph Koerner, Harvard University; Elmer Kolfin, University of Amsterdam; and Jeremy Tanner, University College London. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University, will moderate.

    Held in conjunction with the exhibition Africans in Black and White: Images of Blacks in 16th- and 17th-Century Prints, this symposium will feature five presentations followed by a panel discussion concerning the perception and representation of people of African descent in Western art.

    Organized by the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and David Bindman, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London, and a 2010 Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, with Anna Knaap, former Theodore Rousseau Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums, and current Visiting Fellow, Jesuit Institute, Boston College.

    Free admission. Open to the public. Followed by a reception at the Rudenstine Gallery, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, 104 Mount Auburn Street #3R, Cambridge, MA.

    For more information, please contact Nika Trufanova at 617-495-4544 or veronika_trufanova@harvard.edu.

    The M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.

    Thompson Room, Barker Center

    12 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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