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Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw

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Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, Texas 77004
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • Director, University Art Museum
    Texas Southern University
  • Director and Curator
    Texas Southern University
  • Director and Curator
    University Museum at Texas Southern University
  • Guest Curator of the Exhibition and Director
    University Museum at Texas Southern University
  • Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
    Museum of Fine Arts
  • Curator of 20Th Century Art
    Museum of Fine Arts
  • Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
    MFAH
  • Curator of Twentieth-Century Art
    MFAH
  • Curator
    Contemporary
  • Director and Curator
    University Museum
  • Professor of Art History and Director and Curator
    University Museum

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Committee Member
    National Museum of African American History and Culture

Education

  • B.A. , art history
    Wellesley College
  • M.A. , art history
    The Institute of Fine Arts
  • Ph.D. , art history
    University of Texas at Austin
106 Total References
Web References
Scholarly Advisory Committee | About | National Museum of African American History and Culture
www.nmaahc.org, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw is the curator of the exhibit, Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art. Ms. Wardlaw grew up in the historic neighborhood of Third Ward in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Jack Yates High School she attended Wellesley College where she earned a B.A. in art history in 1969.
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Ms. Wardlaw was awarded the M.A. in art history from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Institute of Fine Arts in 1986.
It was 1989 when Ms. Wardlaw was recognized as one of the leading African-American art historians in the country when she was co-curator with Barry Gaither and Dr. Regena Perry of the watershed exhibition Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art for the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. The catalogue for this exhibition has become widely used in the art curriculums of colleges and universities in the United States. In 1995 Ms. Wardlaw organized The Art of John Biggers: View from the Upper Room for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which traveled nationally to seven venues. In 1996 Wardlaw became the first African American to receive the Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.
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The list of honors and awards bestowed on Dr. Wardlaw include: Fulbright Fellow, West Africa: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Senegal, 1984; Best Exhibition of 1990 for Black Art Ancestral Legacy, D Magazine, Dallas, Texas; the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 1994; a Fulbright Award for study in Tanzania, East Africa, July 1997. Senior Fellow, American Leadership Forum, 2001.
Dr. Wardlaw is Associate Professor of Art History at Texas Southern University and Director/Curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University. She serves as Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is currently organizing an exhibition of the art of Kermit Oliver as well as an exhibition surveying the quilting tradition of African American women in Gees Bend, Alabama.
Project Row Houses
projectrowhouses.org, 28 April 2014 [cached]
Introduced by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw, Director, University Art Museum, Texas Southern University
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Introduced by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw, Director, University Art Museum, Texas Southern University
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Following the screening, a talk back with the audience will be moderated by Dr. Wardlaw and Assata Richards, Ph.D, Director of the Young Mothers Residential Program, Project Row Houses.
Paint Magazine
www.octobergallery.com, 25 Dec 2003 [cached]
"This is the first time that a major American athlete has exhibited nationally a personal collection of art of this magnitude," says Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, guest curator of the exhibition and Director of the University Museum at Texas Southern University in Houston.
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A 20-minute video including conversations between the Hill family and artist Elizabeth Catlett, as well as commentary from the exhibition curator, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw will accompany the exhibition.
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Recognized as one of the leading African American art historians, Wardlaw is associate professor of Art History at Texas Southern University and is the director/curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University.
Something All Our Own - The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art
www.granthill.com [cached]
Something All Our Own was organized by Hill and Alvia J. Wardlaw, PhD., director/curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University, and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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The exhibition was organized by Hill and by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw, Director/Curator, University Museum at Texas Southern University, and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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The exhibition was organized by Hill and by Dr. Alvia J. Wardlaw, Director/Curator, University Museum at Texas Southern University, and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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An exhibition catalogue with 46 reproductions and essays by noted authors and poets and by curator Dr. Wardlaw is available at a cost of $49.95 for hardcover and $24.95 for paperback.
June EVENTS
www.baltconvstr.com, 14 May 2009 [cached]
Triumph and Glory: African-American Artists in France, Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, curator of 20th Century Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, focuses on African-American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries who moved to France to escape segregation laws and racism in the United States, 3pm, Baltimore Museum of Art, 410-396-6338. $
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