Julie Levin Caro is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art in the Department of American Studies at Colby College and curator of the exhibition. Professor Caro teaches courses on American and African American art and visual culture. Her research focuses on representations of racial, class, religious, and national identity in early 20th-century American painting.
Marcus P. BoisAubin, a senior American studies major, wrote about A Student at Howard by Lois Mailou Jones and Allan Rohan Crite’s religious icon, Abel.
Patrick Burns, a junior art major, wrote about Jacob Lawrence’s Builders # 1, and the abstract paintings by Beauford Delaney and Sam Gilliam.
Tyler Cash, a sophomore American studies major, wrote about Glenn Ligon’s Runaways series and Jacob Lawrence’s silk-screen print The Birth of Toussaint L’Ouverture.
Simone Goldstein, a junior art history major, wrote about Edward Mitchell Bannister’s Landscape and Fred Wilson’s The Human Spill.
Sally Klose, a sophomore art history major, wrote about James Van der Zee’s photographic portrait At Home, Josephine Becton and Laura Jean Lacy’s mixed-media collage Bring Our Souls to Life.
Jemarley McFarlane, a first-year American studies major, wrote about Henry Ossawa Tanner’s pastel drawing Street Scene, Paris and Jacob Lawrence’s painting Protest Rally.
Ali Offer, a sophomore with a double major in anthropology and art history, wrote about Mr. Imagination’s mixed-media sculpture Royal Female Figure and a number of works by Winold Reiss.
Nicole Sintetos, a sophomore majoring in American studies, wrote about Charles White’s drawing Dreams Deferred and Bob Thompson’s Untitled painting.
Annie Warner, a junior environmental science major, wrote about Hale Woodruff’s linocut prints Giddap and Sunday Promenade and Glenn Ligon’s Muhammad Ali Text Bag.
Bruce Brown, Colby ’62 and Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, wrote the entry on Martin Puryear.
Class member Sally Klose built the Freedom of Expression Web site with Shaquan Huntt, a first-year psychology major and tutor in Colby’s Faculty Instructional Technology Lab. Their work was supported by staff members of the Colby Academic Information Technology Services Department.