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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Alvia Wardlaw.

Author: Alvia J Wardlaw; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Art historian and curator Alvia J. Wardlaw was born on November 5, 1947. She earned her B.A. degree in art history from Wellesley College, and her M.A. degree in art history from New York University. In 1996, she became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Wardlaw curated many exhibitions, including the 1989 watershed exhibit Black Art Ancestral Legacy:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Alvia J Wardlaw; Alvia J Wardlaw
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alvia J Wardlaw; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150861
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Houston, Texas
2014 May 7.
Recorded
Houston, Texas
2016 December 3.
Description: 1 online resource (14 video files (6 hr., 30 min., 26 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Alvia Wardlaw
Alvia Wardlaw

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Art historian and curator Alvia J. Wardlaw was born on November 5, 1947. She earned her B.A. degree in art history from Wellesley College, and her M.A. degree in art history from New York University. In 1996, she became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Wardlaw curated many exhibitions, including the 1989 watershed exhibit Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art for the Dallas Museum of Art (MFAH), and the award-winning The Quilts of Gee’s Bend for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She served as curator of modern and contemporary art for the MFAH, and was professor of art history and director/curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University. She co-founded the National Alliance of African and African American Art Support Groups and was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

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