Art History Symposium: History, Identity and Faith – March 24-25, 2012

So proud to announce the final schedule for the Association for Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) Symposium:

History, Identity and Faith: Representations of Christianity in Modern and Contemporary African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2012. 

The symposium coincides with the exhibition, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit at PAFA, curated by my UD colleague, Anna Marley. The show opens on January 28, 2012! Our keynote speaker will be Leslie King-Hammond. She will give a talk at the Philadelphia Museum of Art titled: “From Ashe to Amen: Biblical Imagery and the African American Experience.” Leslie is a renown artist and scholar of African American Art who serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute of Art.

I am a co-chair, but I will also give a paper at the symposium on Philadelphia-based artist, Moe Brooker: “To The Glory of God (TTGF): Moe Brooker’s Painted Faith.” I will highlight his deep commitment to his home life, faith, and the importance of music. Moe will have a small show up at PAFA, “Moe Brooker: The Evidence of Things Not Seen” from Feb. 8-April 15, 2012

Please see the brochure below or the ASCHA website for details:

ASCHA Symposium PHL2012

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