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Articles & Essays

• “Augusta Savage: A Gallery of Their Own” in Augusta Savage:      Renaissance Woman (London: D Giles Limited in Conjunction with the Cummer Museum, 2018).


• “The Art World Has Lost Its Mind: Lorraine O’Grady and the Birth of Mlle Bourgeise Noire.” Afterall (46, Fall 2018).


• “Time After Time: Black and White” and “Time After Time: Blend” in Betye Saar: Black White and Blend (Culver City: Roberts Projects, 2018)


• “Yong Soon Min: AVM: After Venus (Mal)formation. Exhibition Review" in Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas 4 (2018).


•  “Wavelengths: Abstract Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection,” co-authored with Tia-Simone Gardner in Doing Better: The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, forthcoming).

•  “Alma Thomas: The Nature of Color” in Alma Thomas (Prestel: New York, 2016).

•  “Redux: Bridget R. Cooks on Harlem on My Mind (1969),” “Vision and Justice”: Aperture: The Magazine of Photography and Ideas 223 (Summer 2016)

• “Curating the National Museum of African American History and Culture: A conversation with Tuliza Fleming and Jacquelyn Serwer” Archives of American Art Journal 55:2.

• “Sound of the Break: Jazz and the Failures of Emancipation,” co-authored with Graham Eng-Wilmot. American Quarterly 68:2 (June 2016).

•  “Wildstyle,” Malcolm Mobutu Smith,  (New York: Luise Ross Gallery, 2015).

•  “The Gee’s Bend Effect,” Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 12: Issue 3, 2015.

• “Sam Doyle: The Mind’s Eye—Works from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection” February 5, 2015.

•  “Permanent Collection: Increasing the Visibility of African American Art in a University Museum,” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professions, Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 2014: 193-212.


•  “Revisiting The De Luxe Show: Black, White, and ‘Hard Art’ in Houston 1971,” Gulf Coast. Winter/Spring 2013. Volume 26, Issue 1: 240-8.


•  “Object, Context & Voice: Theaster Gates’ Practice in red black & GREEN: a blues,” in red, black & GREEN:  a blues, (New York: MAPP Publications, 2012).


• “Filling the Void: Two Centuries of Black American Art,” The Ladder: A Magazine for and about Future Teachers. Issue Theme: “Diversity: Honoring Differences in the Classroom.” Los Angeles: Los Angeles

Unified School District, Fall 2011: 14 and 36.

•  “Tony Albert: Alien Nation,” in Tony Albert: It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done (Hong Kong: Conceptio Unlimited, 2011).

• “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” in From the Archive: Two Centuries of Black American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art online feature. Live on June 12, 2011.


• “The Burden and The Brilliance,” International Review of African American Art, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2011: 51-62.


•  “Feng Bin: The Encounter,” Feng Bin: Dancing Red Shadows (Hong Kong: Conceptio Unlimited, 2011).


•  “Intricate Illusion,” Titus Kaphar: Classical Disruption (New York: Friedman Benda Gallery, 2011).


•  “African American Murals” and “William Edmondson” entries for the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. May 2010.


•  “Richard Mayhew: A Sense of Place,” The Art of Richard Mayhew (San Francisco: Museum of the African Diaspora, 2009); Lead author, publication manager, and exhibition curator.


•  “Interview: Sheila Pree Bright” Exposure, Fall 2008.


•  “Pictures of Home: The Work of Sheila Pree Bright” Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, September/October 2008.


•  “Confronting Terrorism: Teaching the History of Lynching through Photography” in Teaching Race in the 21st Century: College Teachers Talk about Their Fears, Risks, and Rewards, Editor Lisa Guerrero (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)


 •  “Confronting Terrorism: Teaching the History of Lynching through Photography” Pedagogy 7.3: October 2007: 134-145.


 •  “Fixing Race: Visual Representations of African American Fairgoers, World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893” Patterns of Prejudice, 41:5, 2007: 435-465.


 •  “Black Artists and Activism: Harlem on My Mind (1969)” American Studies 48:1, Spring 2007: 5-40.


•  “Adrienne Pao: Beneath the Paradise” Exposure: The Journal of the Society of Photographic Education Spring 2006.


 •  “Confronting Terrorism: Teaching the History of Lynching through Photography,” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Strange Fruit: Lynching, Visuality, Empire: Issue #21: Fall 2006.


•  “Pan-Africanism in African American Visual Arts: Where have we been? Where are we going?” The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. Volume 2:2. July 2006: 183-199.


•  “Confronting Terrorism: Images of Lynching in American Exhibitions” Conference proceedings for Artists and Intellectuals and the Challenge of Political Commitment, The Center for North American Studies, Universität Frankfurt am Main. Christa Buschendorf, editor. February 2006.


• “Romare Bearden: On View” Studies in the History of Art: Romare Bearden, American Modernist. Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts, (CASVA) Volume 71, XLVIII. National Gallery of Art, 2006.

• “Museums” entry for the Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History (EAACH). December 2005.

• “Lorna Simpson: The Portrait of Refusal” Fotophile 46. Winter 2004.

•  “Snapshots: Brief Takes on Rising Talents” International Review of African American Art 2003. Volume 19:2.


•  “New/Now/Next: A Survey of Rising Talent” International Review of African American Art 2003.  Volume 18:1

•  “Made in California: Art, Image, and Identity, 1900-2000”  Pre-visit guide for K-12 teachers.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art. fall 2000.

•  Music for the Eyes: The Fine Art of African Musical Instruments, Family Activity Guide. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. fall 1999.

•  “The Heritage of African Music: A Curriculum Resource Unit” Co-editor. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1999.

•  “What Are You Wearing?:  Looking at Children's Fashions in Paintings from the Permanent Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art" Los Angeles County Museum of Art, summer 1999.

•  “See Me Now” Camera Obscura 12 (September 1995): 66-83.

•  “Complicated Shadows: Challenging Histories of Cultural Representation in Contemporary Art" Focaal 27. Amsterdam: The Netherlands, 1997.

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