Art and Art History

Faculty and Staff

Art History

Dr. Amy Kirschke- Chair/Professor

Dr. Amy KirschkeOffice:
CA 1048

(910) 962-4118

(910) 962-7106


Ph.D. Tulane University

M.A. Tulane University

B.A. Loyola University

African-American Art
20th Century Art
African Art

Amy Kirschke specializes in modern art, including the art of the African Diaspora and African contemporary art. Her current research includes West African contemporary art, particulary the African biennial and the art of Ghana. She is interested in how artists create visual memories in post-colonial Africa. 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 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, Cary Wintz's 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, and is editing a volume on Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance, University Press of Mississippi, 2010.