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Kellie Jones

Women and the Dreamwork

The William Hammond Lecture on the American Tradition

Kellie Jones

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What if the history of art were taught as a history of women artists? Explore the timely and fascinating topic in this talk by award-winning curator, professor, and MacArthur Fellow Kellie Jones that considers work by a triad of practitioners: sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and painters Elizabeth Murray and Candida Alvarez. Representing American art though overlapping eras and concerns, these linked case studies provide an opportunity to think about how art history is taught now and the ways that the field might look different in the future.

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Kellie Jones is professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology and at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latinx and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. She is the author of EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (2011), and South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s (2017), which was named a Best Art Book of 2017 by both the New York Times and Artforum. Jones has also worked as a curator for over three decades. Her exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, was named one of the best exhibitions of 2011 and 2012 by Artforum and best thematic show by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She was cocurator of Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties at the Brooklyn Museum, named one the best exhibitions of 2014 by Artforum.

Kellie Jones

Kellie Jones, photo: Rod McGaha

Candida Alvarez

Candida Alvarez, Arroz Amargo, 2010
Acrylic and pencil on canvas

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of History of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Cardinal Health Foundation
Huntington Bank

Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation


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Kellie Jones