Adequate assessment practices are needed for the evaluation of art by African American women. Grounding the work of this community in the socio-political and personal context in which it was created is fundamental. Although there has been progress in the field regarding African American and feminist approaches to art, a discrepancy exists in how the work of non-male Blacks and non-White women are viewed.
In order to determine the contributions and vocabulary of African American women in art, new frameworks must be constructed while the old are revised. This study explores how oral history practices can contribute to the evolution of the arts discourse. This study also sought to answer: (1) How can dominant practices in art history and criticism evolve toward a more inclusive end, and (2) what can African American women do to move that discourse forward and thrust their work closer to the center of the dialogue?
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Fine arts, Womens studies|
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