Riff: African American Artists and the European Canon

The five invited essays included in this section offer nuanced readings of artists spanning nearly a century, whose engagement with European art and artistic tradition vary from full-throated adulation to subtle and unspoken resonances. Contributors include Jacqueline Francis, Nikki A. Greene, Julie L. McGee, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, and James Smalls, with an introduction by Adrienne L. Childs and a response by John P. Bowles.