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  • Julie L. McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History; Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History; Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center
    African American Art and Contemporary African Art
    Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College
    University of Delaware
    431 Ewing Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-4288

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    Julie L. McGee, an art historian with specialties in African American art and contemporary African art, has published widely on contemporary African American art and South African art, with particular focus on artist and museum praxis. She joined the University Museums of the University of Delaware as curator of African American art in 2008 after a dozen years on the faculty of Bowdoin College and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S’Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art. In 2011-2012 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis.

 

 

431 Ewing HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1B65BD5D5CCE424EB768B25B0030FE57"><p>​<strong>Julie L. McGee</strong>, an art historian with specialties in African American art and contemporary African art, has published widely on contemporary African American art and South African art, with particular focus on artist and museum praxis. She joined the University Museums of the University of Delaware as curator of African American art in 2008 after a dozen years on the faculty of Bowdoin College and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S’Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film <em>The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art</em>. In 2011-2012 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis.</p></div>mcgee@udel.eduMcGee, Julie L.302-831-4288<img alt="Julie L. McGee" src="/Images%20Bios/People/Faculty/mcgee-bio.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History; Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research CenterAfrican American Art and Contemporary African ArtPh.D. Bryn Mawr College

 

 

The Routledge Companion to African American Art HistoryMcGee, Julie L.RoutledgeNew York2019https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-African-American-Art-History-1st-Edition/Chambers/p/book/9781138486553<p>This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history.</p><p> The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how African American art is and has been taught and researched in academia. The third part focuses on how African American art has been reflected in art galleries and museums. The final section opens up understandings of what we mean when we speak of African American art. </p><p>This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and professors and may be used in American art, African American art, visual culture, and culture classes.</p>

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415
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