“This is America: Dana Chandler, Art, and the Popular/Political Divide" Lecture by Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia


Location: Annenberg Auditorium

This lecture explores the art of Dana Chandler from the 1960s and ’70s. Through an examination of his activist imagery, her talk considers how Chandler negotiated intersections of popular culture and political action, and the ways in which such issues resonate in African American art today.

Carmenita Higginbotham is an associate professor of American art and culture at the University of Virginia. Read more about her scholarship here.

This lecture is organized in support of Professor Erika Doss’s African American Art course and is made possible through a course development grant given by the Snite Museum of Art.

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.