Art and Art History

Faculty and Staff

Art History

Dr. Amy Kirschke- Professor

Dr. Amy KirschkeOffice:
CA 2036

(910) 962-3416

(910) 962-7106


Ph.D. Tulane University

M.A. Tulane University

B.A. Loyola University

African-American Art
19th Century European Art
20th Century European Art
African Art

Amy Helene Kirschke specializes in modern art, including the art of the African Diaspora and African contemporary art. Her current research includes the political cartons of Romare Bearden. Kirschke is the author of Aaron Douglas: Art, Race and the Harlem Renaissance (1995, University Press of Mississippi) and Art in Crisis: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Art of African American Identity and Memory (2007, Indiana University Press) which was awarded the 2007 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication. She co-edited, with Phil Sinitiere,  Protest and Propaganda (2014, University of Missouri) and edited Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. (2014, Mississippi University Press) She is one of the authors of Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist (Yale University Press, 2007) and has contributed chapters to books in the field of African American art/Harlem Renaissance, including Temples for Tomorrow, African Diasporas in the Old and New Worlds, Harlem Speaks, The Souls of Black Folk One Hundred Years Later and Women of color: Taking their rightful place in leadership (2009.) She has written numerous articles and exhibition essays in the field of African American and African art; she is completing a book on the political cartoons of Romare Bearden and editing a book on Lynching and Art. Dr. Kirschke was an Alisa Mellon Bruce Fellow at the National Gallery of Art in 2016.