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Hendricks, Barkley, 1986-1987

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Scope and Contents

Painter Barkley Hendricks delivered 2 lectures to the Black Experience in the Arts course. The first occurring on 11/4/1986 (2015-0002/RR38) and the 2nd happening on 11/17/1987 (2015-0002/RR39). Hendricks was a painter who is known for his realist portraits of African American figures as a phenomenon in American culture. His pieces "illuminate the crisis of blackness within representation - a crisis everywhere shaped by an engagement with and an opposition to those persistent forms of reification, high and low, that transform liberatory self-fashioning into co-opted cliche." Although largely overlooked and underrepresented in art galleries for the majority of his career, he is often cited to be a major influence among contemporary black artists. It was not until the last decade of his life that he became internationally recognized and his pieces began to appear in such institutions as the Studio Museum of Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum in Huston, Texas, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art.


  • 1986-1987


2 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings )

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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