The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 27 No. 3 (2017)


Creative Class of Detroit
Published in 2017, this 64–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s The International Review of African American Art is dedicated to the Detroit visual arts scene. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, with very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.

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Vanessa D. Thaxton–Ward, Ph.D.

Guest Editor
Terryn D. Hall

Executive Publisher
William R. Harvey, Ed.D.

This edition of The International Review of African American Art is primarily dedicated to exploring the city of Detroit and the creative people and places that are making it a thriving, affordable place to make art. Detroit in the public imagination is undergoing a radical transformation. Over the past five years the city has gone from being seen as the poster child for post–apocalyptic decay to a mythic turnaround story. There is a palpable feeling that the city is in the midst of a moment and is morphing into a post–modern metropolis.

At every turn, the creative community and Black artists in particular are part of the sea of changes happening in the city. From the Charles H. Wright Museum to Dabls’ Gallery to the Nnamdi Gallery, from the Eastern Market to the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Shrine of the Black Madonna, Black artists and cultural curators are making sure that the experiences and perspectives of native Black Detroiters are seen and respected as part of the fabric of the city. There is no part of the city’s culture that is not influenced by Black art and artists. As Detroit continues to evolve, it will be critical to hold fast to the work of Black creators and innovators in the city to ensure that their stories are not erased from the city’s narrative.

—Excerpt from “Creative Class of Detroit” by Terryn D. Hall

Feature Articles and Contributors:

“Detroit’s Very Own: Black Creatives Fostering Community in Detroit”,
Terryn D. Hall

“Emerging Artist Bree Gant Says Black Women are the Future”,
Zuri McWorter

“Shoot to Thrill: A Conversation About the Original Detroit Techno Scene”, Zuri McWorter

“Everyday Blackness: The Work of Jas Knight”, Elijah Heyward III

“Charles McGee’s Still Searching—Celebrating a Lifetime of Art”,
Terryn D. Hall & Denise Walker

“Dispatches from Motor City”, Casey Rocheteau

“Young, Gifted and Black on Creating Art in Detroit”, Waleed Johnson

“Between Now and Then: An Exploration of Contemporary Gullah Culture”, Elijah Heyward III

“Detroit 67 Exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum”, Terryn D. Hall

Bibliographic Details

Title:                                      The International Review of African American Art

Publisher:                            The Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia

Publication Date:              2017

Binding:                                Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:                Excellent

Book Type:                          Quarterly Magazine

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