Margaret Rose Vendryes' presentation at Howard University's 28th James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art in March, 2017
This presentation on The African Diva Project was given by Margaret Rose Vendryes,PhD, on the occasion of Howard University’s 28th James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art in March, 2017.
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The James A. Porter Colloquium is a three-day scholarly program at Howard University exploring African American art history and cultural development. Started in 1990 by art historian Dr. Floyd Coleman, the Porter Colloquium is the foremost academic setting for innovative dialogue and perspectives from leading and emerging scholars, artist, collectors, and cultural critics.
Over the years the Colloquium's presenters have included leaders in the field, such as David C. Driskell, Ann Gibson, Leslie King Hammond, Samella Lewis, Lowery Stokes Sims, Deborah Willis and Judith Wilson. The Colloquium is named in honor of the pioneering Howard University art historian and painter, James A. Porter.
Margaret Rose Vendryes PhD
Margaret Rose Vendryes entered the faculty of York College and The Graduate Center in 2000. She is the author of Barthé, A Life in Sculpture (2008). Vendryes returned to York College, in 2013, as Distinguished Lecturer in Fine Arts and Director of the York College Fine Arts Gallery after a seven-year absence.
During this time, Vendryes established a successful studio practice enhanced by her scholarly engagement with African aesthetics and its intersection with popular black music and visual culture.