Wednesday, July 14, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Dr. Amalia Amaki for an introductory discussion about some of the artists featured in our exhibition, Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art. After Dr. Amaki’s remarks, Kerry Davis will offer additional comments, and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions or offer brief comments.
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Amalia K. Amaki is an artist, art historian, curator and writer. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Georgia State University (in journalism) and the University of New Mexico (in photography), as well as an MA and Ph.D in modern American art and culture from Emory University (Institute of Liberal Arts) where she received a Foreign Study Fellowship to France. Dr. Amaki has taught at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, the University of North Georgia, University of Delaware, and University of Alabama. She also taught photography as a Visiting Scholar at Student Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. Her publications include A Century of African American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection, Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy, and books on Tuscaloosa (two) and Tuskegee (one), Alabama. She has also contributed essays to several art books and exhibition catalogues and has authored art-related articles and blogs. Her numerous solo shows include a retrospective at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in photography, and won art commissions from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the 1996 Olympics, The High Museum of Art, Valdosta State University, and several public agencies and private corporations.
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