Inner Visions: Full Circle Symposium

Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 21; 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

at the Blackburn Center, Howard University


This program is currently sold out. A waiting list will begin on site at 9 a.m.

Kickoff reception and exhibition viewing on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m.

at the Corcoran Gallery of Art


Presented in Collaboration with Howard University Department of Art


The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, in partnership with the Howard University Department of Art, announces the Inner Visions: Full Circle Symposium. Held in conjunction with the exhibition 30 Americans, on view at the Corcoran October 1-February 12, the symposium celebrates the rich cultural legacy of our Washington arts community and explores issues surrounding future directions for African American Art. The symposium comprises four panel discussions over two days and is moderated by Leslie King-Hammond.

Barkley L. Hendricks, Noir, 1978. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

January 20:

  • Artistic Community Forum: Barkley Hendricks, Juanita Boyd-Hardy, Deborah Willis, Jefferson Pinder, and Philip Brookman
  • Examining the Legacy of Collecting: Vivian Laws-Ritter, Schwanda Rountree, Myrtis Bedolla, and Ana M. Allen

January 21:

  • Ways of Knowing: Research Graduate Forum: Toni Wynn, Hasan Elahi, B. Stephen Carpenter II, Patricia Banks, and Rashid Johnson
  • Museums and the Generational Shift: Franklin Sirmans, Naomi Beckwith, and Tuliza Fleming
  • Closing remarks by Gwen Everett

$60 Members

$75 Public

$25 Full-time students

Corcoran and Howard students and faculty attend for free.

The Blackburn Center: 2400 Sixth Street, NW

The Corcoran Gallery of Art: 500 Seventeenth Street, NW

This program is now sold out.

Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Gallery:  (202) 639-1700
College: (202) 639-1800