Richard J. Powell
John Spencer Bassett Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History
Ph.D., Yale University 1988
M.Phil., Yale University 1984
M.A., Yale University 1982
M.F.A., Howard University 1977
B.A., Morehouse College 1975
ExpertiseAfrican American art, African art, art of the United States
Powell, Richard J. Going There Black Visual Satire. Richard D. Cohen Lectures on A, 2020.
Powell, Richard. Archibald Motley Jazz Age Modernist. 2015.
Powell, Richard J. Ras Ishi/Secret Diaries. Miller Publishing Company, Ltd., 2009.
Powell, Richard J. Who Am I in This Picture? Amherst College Portraits. Amherst College, 2009.
Powell, R. J. Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture. University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Powell, R. J. Circle Dance: The Art of John T. Scott. University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
Powell, R. J. Black Art: A Cultural History. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 2002.
Powell, R. J. Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow. High Museum of Art, 2002.
Powell, Richard J. “The Woodshed.” Studies in the History of Art, vol. 71, 2011, pp. 199–206.
Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist. Curator. (2014)
Sonia Boyce: Crop Over. Curator. (2011)
Embodied: African American Images in Contemporary Art. Creator. (2010)
Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary. Curator. (2005)
Circle Dance: The Art of John T. Scott. Creator. (2005)
Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow. Curator. (2002)
Rhapsodies in Black: Music and Words from the Harlem Renaissance. Consultant, Curator. (2000)
10 page manuscript, essay, and â€œcreative consultantâ€ for a CD box set, Rhino Records R2 79874
Membership. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. October 2018
Distinguished Scholar Session. College Art Association. February 2016