Special Faculty Night at the Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center


Join Cooper Gallery Director Vera Ingrid Grant and other faculty colleagues for a special faculty night at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art to visit their spring exhibition ReSignifications, curated by Awam Amkpa.

ReSignifications was originally presented in 2015 at New York University’s Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy as part of “Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories.” ReSignifications links classical and popular representations of African bodies in European art, culture and history as it interprets and interrogates the “Blackamoor” trope in Western culture that emerged at the intersection of cross-cultural encounters shaped by centuries of migration, exchange, conquest, servitude, and…

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