Freeman Fisher Gorsden and Charles Correll by an unidentified artist, c. 1935. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of an anonymous donor.

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

National Portrait Gallery Washington, DC

Richardson Symposium: Racial Masquerade in American Art and Culture
National Portrait Gallery
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

November 4 & 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

5:00pm, Welcome and Introduction
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Fellow, National Portrait Gallery

5:30pm, Keynote
Eric Lott
Professor of English and American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center
"Racial Hauntology in the Age of Obama."  

7:30pm, Reception

Saturday, November 5, 2016

9am, Coffee

10am-12:30pm, Historical Masquerade --- introduced by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Mia L. Bagneris
Jesse Poesch Junior Professor of Art History
Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University
“Painting the Queen Black: Exploring Portraiture, Performance, and the Materiality of Blackface through Inigo Jones’s Designs for Queen Anne’s Masque of Blackness”

Janet Catherine Berlo
Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies
University of Rochester
“Reginald and Gladys Laubin as Cultural Transvestites, 1930 to 1960”

Anthony W. Lee

Idella Plimpton Kendall Professor of Art History
Mount Holyoke College
“Racial Masquerade: The Case of F. Holland Day”

Christopher J. Smith
Professor & Chair of Musicology and Director of the Vernacular Music Center, Texas Tech University
“Dance Revolutions: Bodies, Space, and Sound in American Popular Culture”

Marcus Wood
Professor of English
University of Sussex

2:00pm-4:30pm, Artistic Practice --- Introduced by Jillian B. Vaum, University of Pennsylvania

Cherise Smith
Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Beverly J. McIver

Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
Duke University

Michael Ray Charles

Professor of Art
University of Houston

5:00pm, Performance

Identify: Sheldon Scott,  “Precious in Da Wadah, A Portrait of the Geechee “