Joyce Henri Robinson is Curator at the Palmer Museum of Art and Affiliate Associate Professor of Art History at The Pennsylvania State University. She has published articles and presented papers on a wide range of topics including Thomas Jeffersonís collection at Monticello, Matisse and decoration, African-American art, 19th-century French art, and contemporary art. Her publications have appeared in International Review of African American Art, Winterthur Portfolio, New Art Examiner, Nineteenth Century Studies, Studies in the Decorative Arts, Museum News, and in several anthologies including the forthcoming Acts of Possession: Essays on Collecting in America (Rutgers University Press, 2002). Dr. Robinson has curated a number of exhibitions and authored a wide range of catalogues, including “Musical Notes by Honore Daumier, Red Grooms and the Heroism of Modern Life,” “sva2000, An Interlude in Giverny: The French Chevalier by Frederick MacMonnies,” and, most recently, “An Artistic Friendship: Beauford Delaney and Lawrence Calcagno.”

Ann Shields has been Head and Senior Manager of the HUB-Robeson Galleries for the past 12 years. During this time she has supervised and installed a number of visual art exhibitions, which include: "A Gathering of Women: A Healing Place" - Fall,1999; "Rare Photographs of Paul Robeson" - Spring, 2000; "Crossing the Threshold: Elder Stateswomen of American Art" - Fall, 2000; "Contemporary Arts and Crafts from Africa" - Spring, 2001; "Heartdreams & Legends: Story of Two Peoples" (an international exhibit on Australian and American Indian art); "Contemporary and Historical Black Dolls" - Spring, 2002 and the art of Faith Ringgold, forthcoming in Fall 2002.

Sandra Stelts is Associate Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Department of Special Collections at The Pennsylvania State University Libraries. She was formerly a graduate student in Penn State’s Department of Art History and at the Palmer Museum of Art, where she assisted in the organization and installation of several exhibitions. She has published articles on the 19th-century French painter Delacroix and Ingres in the journal “Master Drawings and in Shadow” and “Substance: Essays on the History of Photography in Honor of Heinz K. Henisch,” and she has contributed articles to the journal History of Photography. She is the curator of exhibitions for Rare Books and Manuscripts and has installed a number of exhibits on topics in the visual arts and literature, many of them in conjunction with conferences and symposia.



Through the Looking Glass: Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Art

Live Panel Discussion: Through the Looking Glass

Faith Ringgold