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The works of art featured here are part of a group studied in the Fall 2012 Art History course at Duke University taught by Professor Richard Powell entitled Modern and Contemporary African American Art. This course examined the social and philosophical forces shaping a black presence in contemporary and modern visual culture.
Because the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is the repository for, or is in close proximity to, many important works of art by and about African Americans, it was decided that rather than requiring a conventional term paper, students might benefit more from conducting original research on works of art they could see in person. To showcase this student-generated scholarship this online exhibition was created.
African American Close-Up: Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper from North Carolina Collectionsgratefully acknowledges the support from the Ph.D. Lab in Digital Knowledge, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.Image: Arthur P. Bedou, (1880 – 1966), Booker T. Washington & Party, Daytona, Fla., 1913. Gelatin silver print. North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company archives, Durham, NC. Provided by the North Carolina Mutual Collection, held by North Carolina Central University and Duke University.