3.20.2012 / Jacqueline Francis Speaks on Making Race


VCS core faculty, Jacqueline Francis, will be giving a talk on her recently published book, Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America, on Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 at University Press Brooks in Berkeley. Making Race explores the flowering of racial art rhetoric in criticism and history published in the 1920s and 1930s, and analyzes its underlying presence in contemporary discussions of artists of color. She specifically looks at the cases of Malvin Gray Johnson, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, and Max Weber, three New York artists whose work was popularly assigned to the category of “racial art” in the interwar years of the 20th century.