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  • Julie L. McGee, Associate Professor of Africana Studies & Art History

    Associate Professor of Africana Studies & Art History
    University of Delaware
    431 Ewing Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-4288

    Biography

    ​Julie McGee, an art historian with specialties in African American art and contemporary African art, has published widely on contemporary African American art and South African art, with particular focus on artist and museum praxis. She joined the University Museums of the University of Delaware as curator of African American art in 2008 after a dozen years on the faculty of Bowdoin College and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S’Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art. In 2011-2012 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. In addition to her teaching and research, she directs UD's Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center where she also oversees the Paul R. Jones Initiative.

 

 

431 Ewing HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass078A503B3A5844B1B696F65273C09510"><p>​Julie McGee, an art historian with specialties in African American art and contemporary African art, has published widely on contemporary African American art and South African art, with particular focus on artist and museum praxis. She joined the University Museums of the University of Delaware as curator of African American art in 2008 after a dozen years on the faculty of Bowdoin College and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S’Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film <em>The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art</em>. In 2011-2012 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. In addition to her teaching and research, she directs UD's <a href="https://www.ihrc.udel.edu/">Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center</a> where she also oversees the <a href="https://www.ihrc.udel.edu/prji/paul-r-jones-initiative">Paul R. Jones Initiative</a>.<br></p></div>mcgee@udel.eduMcGee, Julie L. 302-831-4288 <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/McGee_Julie-2016-04.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Associate Professor of Africana Studies & Art History

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  • Department of Africana Studies
  • 417 Ewing Hall, 15 Orchard Road
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
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