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With artist Willie Cole at the High Museum in Atlanta after he won the David Driskell Prize.  



AfriCOBRA members in DC in 2009.  Akili, James Phillips, Adger Cowans, Frank Smith, and Nelson Stevens.


To purchase the book, Colored Pictures: Race and Visual Representation, please click on the link to, or visit the publisher's website (University of North Carolina Press: The book won the 2004 Outstanding Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The paperback edition became available in February of 2006.

To contact Michael Harris, please send an email by clicking on the link.

Michael D. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History 
Department of African American Studies 
207 Candler Library
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Ph.D., Yale University, 1996. “Contemporary Yoruba Art in Ile-Ife: History, Continuum, Motive, and Transformation.” Robert Farris Thompson, Advisor.
M.Phil., History of Art, Yale University, 1991.
M.A., History of Art, Yale University, 1990.
M.A., with Distinction, African and African-American Studies (Art History), Yale University, 1989. “Visual Tropes: The Kanaga Mask of the Dogon People of West Africa.” S. A. Boone, Advisor.
M.F.A., Painting, Howard University, 1979. “The Development of a Non-Materialistic Approach to Painting.”
B. S. in Education, Art Major, Bowling Green State University.