‘The Image of the Black in Western Art’ is focus of symposium
Humanities scholars and contributing authors of “The Image of the Black in Western Art” — a multi-volume book series that explores portrayals of people of African descent across 5,000 years of art in Europe and the Americas — will gather on campus on Friday, May 3 for a one-day symposium.
“The Image of the Black in Western Art” will examine the influence of art on perceptions of identity across the globe. The speakers will focus on three topics — the ancient world, early modern Europe, and 20th-century art — and will investigate the multiple meanings of black images throughout the entire field of art history as a world discipline.
Hosted by the Department of African American Studies and the Yale University Art Gallery, the event will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel St.