Art History Lecture by Lindsay Twa, "The Life of Loïs Mailou Jones: Claiming a Global Black Modernism"

Art History, African and Black American Studies, and Briggs Library present a lecture by Dr. Lindsay J. Twa, "The Life of Loïs Mailou Jones: Claiming a Global Black Modernism."

Dr. Twa is Professor of Art, Chair of the Humanities Division, and Director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Music from Concordia College, Moorhead and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on art of the Black Diaspora, particularly intersections between African-American, Caribbean, and West African artists of the twentieth century. She is the author of the book Visualizing Haiti in U.S. Culture (Ashgate Press and Routledge), and her scholarly articles have appeared in a range of journals, including American Art (Smithsonian), World Art (London: Thames & Hudson), Gradhiva: revue d’anthropologie et d’histoire des arts, and Forum for Modern Language Studies. As Gallery Director, she has curated over one hundred exhibitions and oversees a permanent art collection of over 4,000 objects.

Image caption: Loïs Mailou Jones, Peasant Girl, 1954, oil on canvas, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 3:00pm to 4:15pm

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