Art Historian Nikki Greene

Art Historian Nikki Greene


Wednesday, March 3, 2021    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us on Wednesday, March 3 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with art historian Nikki Greene. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Nikki Greene will discuss the exhibition Boston’s Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent, taking a closer look at the man who inspired so many of Sargent’s works.


The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM.


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About Nikki Greene

Nikki A. Greene, Ph.D. received her BA with honors in Art History from Wesleyan University, and her Masters and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Delaware. Dr. Greene examines African American and African diaspora identities, the body, feminism, abstraction, and music in modern and contemporary art. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Transition magazine. Greene serves as an advisor to the ICA Boston for the 2022 United States Pavilion presenting the work of Simone Leigh for the 59th Venice Biennale.

Dr. Greene joined the faculty of Wellesley College as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department in 2013 (granted promotion to Associate Professor for fall 2021). She has traveled throughout the United States and internationally, including to Chile, England, Ethiopia, Italy, and South Africa, to deliver lectures on the Arts of the African diaspora. She is the recipient of the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art and Africana Studies at Wellesley College, the Woodrow Wilson Career Advancement Fellowship, and the Richard D. Cohen Fellowship at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She was an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming in 2019.

Her forthcoming book, Grime, Glitter, and Glass: The Body and The Sonic in Contemporary Black Art  (Duke University Press, 2021) presents a new interpretation of the work of Renée Stout, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Radcliffe Bailey, and considers the intersection between the body, black identity, and the sonic possibilities of the visual using key examples of painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and installation. Grime, Glitter and Glass was awarded a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant in 2020.


Photo by Samara Pearlstein