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University of DelawareNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassBF82FADFB4D64D1A87A409E069E5BB88"><p>​B.A., Art History, Spelman College</p></div><div class="ExternalClass512164921C094513AECACB25F57763A0"><p>​Black contemporary art; Black women artists; assemblage art; curatorial practice</p></div><div class="ExternalClassF99768C872D646B599C3F5E712A3453A"><p>​Tyra A. Seals is a first year direct Ph.D. student and African American Public Humanities Initiative (AAPHI) Scholar studying art of the African diaspora. Her research seeks to address the social, political, historical and economic forces that affect the works of female assemblage artists across the Black Atlantic. This interest was grounded by her experience in the 2017 Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute and subsequently the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), the first art history fellow in the UNCF-Mellon consortium. Prior to arriving at UD, she worked as a Curatorial Assistant at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and has since written for various publications including Art Papers and Wear Your Voice Magazine. Tyra is a proud Atlanta native and alumna of Spelman College, where she studied english and art history and graduated cum laude in 2018. </p></div><div class="ExternalClass319686F1638E4D5B888C67D677226339"><p>​[How] Tschabalala Self Is Rebranding the Body with Her Art.” 2020. </p><p>Wear Your Voice Magazine (Digital) “New Acquisitions: Jordan Casteel.” 2019. C Magazine. </p><p>Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Print). “The Ecstasy of St. Kara.” 2016. Members’ Magazine. The Cleveland Museum of Art (Print). </p></div><div class="ExternalClassC39EBBF1A1894094BE913A79E13A1424"><p>​“Gallery Talk: Our Town by Kerry James Marshall,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 2019.</p></div>EducationResearch InterestsBiographySelected PublicationsSelected Lecturestseals@udel.edu/Documents%20Bios%20CVs/Seals-Tyra-CV.pdf?csf=1&e=aAlS25Seals, Tyra A.<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/People/Graduate%20Students/Seals-Tyra.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

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