Jontyle Theresa Robinson, 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Jontyle Theresa Robinson (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

Project Title

Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists, 1996 and Revelations from Bearing Witness, 2026

Tuskegee University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Jontyle Theresa Robinson made substantial progress in her research for her project, Bearing Witness 2026, looking carefully at contemporary Black women artists from Africa, North and South America, and the Caribbean. She was able to create a carefully organized research strategy looking at each country which will allow her to select artists for the project who are well-known and well-established and, also, emerging Black women artists who have studios and clientele on more than one continent. Robinson coauthored, with Elisabeth Hodermarsky, “Reckoning with “The Incident”: John Wilson’s Studies for a Lynching Mural” for the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, Spring 2023.