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Our former alumnus, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Floyd Coleman Keynote Lecturer, 30th Annual Colloquium Howard University, Washington, DC.

William T. Williams in 2018 with It’s the Time of the Mind in the Middle of the Day, 1970 at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Photographer Grant Delin

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to announce that William T. Williams (b.1942) will be honored this evening, Saturday, April 6, 2019, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium. The award will be presented by Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, at a gala reception at the Armour J. Blackburn University Center. Selected in recognition of his “inestimable advancement of contemporary painting practice and pioneering cultural work in the early development of the Studio Museum in Harlem,” the artist will receive the award alongside Anthony Barboza and Sylvia Snowde.

Williams joins a distinguished list of past honorees including noted artists and art historians Dawoud Bey, Tritobia Hayes Benjamin, Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Elizabeth Catlett, Floyd Coleman, Alonzo Davis, David C. Driskell, Richard Hunt, Leslie King-Hammond, Samella Lewis, Valerie Maynard, Richard J. Powell, Faith Ringgold, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Farris Thompson, Deborah Willis, Fred Wilson, and Judith Wilson. The artist was also selected to present the annual Floyd Coleman Keynote Lecture, which took place on Day One of the three-day scholarly program.

About The James A. Porter Colloquium
The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum for scholars, artists, curators, and individuals in the field of African American Art and Visual Culture. Established at Howard University in 1990, the colloquium is named in honor of James A. Porter, the pioneering art historian and professor, whose 1943 publication, Modern Negro Art, laid the foundation for the field of study. The annual colloquium continues his legacy through dynamic programming, scholarly research, and artistic leadership.

Previous presenters have included such leading scholars and artists as Johnetta Coles, Huey Copeland, Okwui Enwezor, Jacqueline Francis, Ann Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Kellie Jones, Sarah Lewis, Richard Long, Kobena Mercer, Sharon F. Patton, Franklin Sirmans, and Alvia J. Wardlaw. This year’s presentation of the Howard University Department of Art’s James A. Porter Colloquium is presented in conjunction with The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and the Howard University Gallery of Art.

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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery specializes in 20/21 century art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery opened its doors to promote the breadth of American art and those artists—known or unknown—that contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is located at 100 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY, 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00AM–6:00PM.

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