Concerning the Spiritual in Art: The Substance of Abstraction

Art historian Nikki A. Greene presents a talk exploring the relationship between abstraction, music, and painting in the work of African American artists Moe Brooker (b.1940), Beauford Delaney (1901-1979), and Alma Thomas (1891-1978).

Nikki A. Greene is an Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora at Wellesley College. She received her BA in Art History from Wesleyan University, and her MA and PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. Greene examines African-American and African identities, the body, feminism, and music in modern and contemporary art.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Art History, American Studies, and Music, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Tang Teaching Museum.

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