Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists

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First published in the United States of America in 1996 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 300 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without permission in writing from Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

© 1996 Spelman College and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.

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Bearing witness : contemporary works by African American women artists.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents: The visual education of Spelman women / M. Akua McDaniel -- Passages / Jontyle Theresa Robinson -- Warrior women / Beverly Guy-Sheftall -- Triumphant determination / Tritobia Benjamin --

African American women in the arts / Lowry Sims -- Hagar's daughters /Judith Wilson. ISBN 0-8478-1962-0 (HC). -- ISBN 0-8478-1963-9 (PB)

1. Afro-American women artists -- Exhibitions. 2. Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States -- Exhibitions. N6538.N5B43 1996 704'.042'08996073 -- dc20 96-4294 CIP

DESIGN BY ABBY GOLDSTEIN

PRINTED IN SINGAPORE

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Dedication 5
  • Acknowledgments 5
  • Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • Foreword 11
  • The Visual Education of Spelman Women 12
  • Notes 13
  • Passages - A Curatorial Viewpoint 15
  • Notes 36
  • Warrior Women: Art as Resistance 39
  • Notes 47
  • Triumphant Determination: the Legacy of African American Women Artists 49
  • Notes 78
  • African American Women Artists - Into the Twenty-First Century 83
  • Notes 93
  • Hagar's Daughters: Social History, Cultural Heritage, and Afro-U.S. Women's Art 95
  • Notes 108
  • Illustrations and Biographies 113
  • Afterword 161
  • Chronology 162
  • Selected Bibliography 165
  • List of Illustrations 172
  • Index 174
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