Learn more about the diverse voices represented in the collection. One Friday each month, local experts highlight hidden gems that push the boundaries, defy expectations, and inspire deep reflection. This week, Jacqueline Francis takes a closer look at Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Wedding Portrait, 2012.
Francis, PhD, teaches US art history and researches critical questions about minority identities and identifications represented in historical and contemporary visual cultures in the Americas and Europe. She is the author of Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America (2012) and a co-editor of Romare Bearden: American Modernist (2011). She is Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.