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Black Heroes of Art

Suggested Readings 

A Growing List of Sources on Black Artists and Models, 


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, The Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, Washington, DC : Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2012.


African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.

Romare Bearden, American Modernist. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2011.

The Romare Bearden Reader. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019.

Mary Schmidt Campbell. An American odyssey : the life and work of Romare Bearden. New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.

Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.

Adrienne L. Childs, Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, Phillips Collection, 2020.

Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts. Berkeley : University of California, 1998.

Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017.

Murrell, Denise. Posing Modernity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 

Le Modèle Noir de Géricault à Matisse, Musée d'Orsay, Paris: Flammarion 2019

Muse: Mickalene Thomas: Photographs. New York, NY : Aperture, 2015.


Kerry James Marshall, Berlin: Phaidon 2017. 

John W. Monroe, Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019.


Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, New York : D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers Inc, 2017.


Amy Sherald. Saint Louis, Missouri : Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2018.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. Brooklyn, New York : Brooklyn Museum in association with DelMonico Books & Prestel, 2015.

To be continued...

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