About the Class
As an early collector, Albert C. Barnes built upon an extensive social network in Philadelphia. One outcome of this was an ongoing dialogue with several key figures of the Harlem Renaissance, including Alain Locke. This course will shed light on the importance of this dialogue to the development of Dr. Barnes’s educational philosophies and his theoretical approach to African art.
Davis is an assistant professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia. She previously taught at the University of Missouri, the University of Arkansas, the University of Mississippi, and Wabash College. Her fiction has been published in Haunted Voices, Haunting Places: An Anthology of Writers of the Old and New South.
Seymour is an associate professor at the Community College of Philadelphia and recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Seymour holds a PhD in art history from Temple University, and his research focuses on the collecting practices of Philadelphians around the turn of the 20th century.