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2017 Terra Graduate Student Seminar in the Humanities

Modified: October 4, 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in art, art history, religion, African American studies and related disciplines. Join art historian Kymberly Pinder for Painting the Black Gospel, a public lecture and seminar at Venue SIX10 on Saturday, November 11. SAIC professor Romi Crawford will moderate the discussion.

Painting the Black Gospel
1:00PM-2:00PM Public lecture at Venue SIX10, Feinberg Theater
2:30PM-3:30PM Seminar at Venue SIX10, Room 314

Students interested in the seminar should submit the following to Andreea Micu at andreea@chicagohumanities.org by Wednesday, November 1:

  • Subject: 2017 Terra Graduate Student Seminar
  • Name
  • School and Department
  • Area(s) of research

Successful applicants will be invited to hear Dr. Pinder’s lecture at Venue SIX10, followed by a special seminar. Engage in conversation with Dr. Pinder and network with other graduate students across disciplines. Dr. Pinder will also be signing copies of her book Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago. Light refreshments will be served.

In 2012, Kymberly Pinder transplanted from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to become the Fine Arts Dean at the University of New Mexico. A professor of art history at SAIC since 1997, she served as department chair and graduate program head. She writes, lectures and teaches in the U.S, and abroad on representations of race and religion in American Art including in the work of Romare Bearden, Dox Thrash and Kara Walker. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Mellon, Ford and Henry Luce Foundations, among others. At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago she received recognition for promoting diversity and fostering public engagement.


This annual lecture and seminar recognizes a generous multiyear grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra Foundation is dedicated to fostering the exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts in the United States for national and international audiences.

Humanities, Professional Development