Jack Whitten, Self Portrait: Entrainment, 2008. Acrylic collage and eye glass lens on canvas. 74 x 58.4 cm / 29 1/8 x 23 in. © The Estate of Jack Whitten. Courtesy The Estate of Jack Whitten and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: John Berens. 

Virtual Colloquium

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 3:30pm


The History of Art department at the University of Pennsylvania begins the colloquium program for the Fall of 2020 with an online roundtable discussion. The aim of this colloquium meeting is to propose and discuss how anti-racism has been or might be embraced by the practice of art making and the discourse of Art History. We have invited faculty and graduate students to contribute to the discussion by submitting works of art, passages of writing, and / or models of leadership or scholarship by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We have also proposed interpretive models, encouraging presenters to submit a passage that one has written oneself, or to create a work of art or interactive scholarship that centers a commitment to anti-racism. After short presentations by the speakers, we welcome questions and discussion from our community.