Huey Copeland

 Huey Copeland

Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto

Huey Copeland has joined Penn as the BFC Presidential Associate Professor of History of Art. Previously, Dr. Copeland was the Arthur Andersen Teaching and Research Professor and associate professor of art history at Northwestern University. A leading historian of modern and contemporary art of the US, Europe, and the African diaspora, with a special focus on Black cultural production and the Black presence in American and European art of the last two hundred years, Dr. Copeland is the author of Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America and more than forty scholarly articles and book chapters. He currently holds editorial positions with Artforum, October, and Art History. Dr. Copeland’s numerous fellowships and awards include the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Professorship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art, a Cohen Fellowship from the W. E. B. DuBois Research Institute at Harvard, an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, the David Driskell Prize from the High Museum, the Absolut Art Writing Award, and fellowships from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Andy Warhol Foundation. The BFC Presidential Professorship was established anonymously in 2019.

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