not but nothing other: African-American Portrayals, 1930s to Today

When Ralph Ellison saw The Conjur Woman, a 1964 collage by Romare Bearden, he called the work “disturbing.”

Click here to read an essay by Rachael DeLue, Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor in American Art and Old Dominion Professor, Council of the Humanities (2019-20), at Princeton University, about Romare Bearden's conjure and collapse.

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