Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection

Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection

Grant, Vera Ingrid

Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy celebrates the inaugural exhibition at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art. Among the essays are introductory texts by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Jean Pigozzi. The book is illustrated with full-color images of the exhibition art by twenty-one artists of the African continent.

Cover: Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

Fuente, Alejandro de la

Visual artist Juan Roberto Diago (b. 1971) has produced a body of work that offers a revisionist history of the Cuban nation. Alejandro de la Fuente examines the entire career of this leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, in parallel English- and Spanish-language text, illustrated throughout.

Cover: Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes

Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes

Bindman, David
Blier, Suzanne Preston
Grant, Vera Ingrid

This catalogue documents the exhibition Art of Jazz, a collaborative installation at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art and Harvard Art Museums. The book explores the intersection of the visual arts and jazz music, and presents a visual feast of full color plates of artworks, preceded by a series of essays.

Cover: Harlem: Found Ways

Harlem: Found Ways

Grant, Vera Ingrid

Harlem: Found Ways burnishes Harlem’s luster but never attempts to smooth its rough edges. Multimedia works explore the invention of Harlem, and reinvent it. Vibrantly illustrated, the catalog features essays on the uniquely layered urban landscape and is an important resource for students of contemporary African American art and the city.

Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels, by Catherine A. Sanderson, from Harvard University Press

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