“The Color Line” at Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library

October 10, 2016
Terra Foundation Paris Center & Library

In October 2016, the Musée du Quai Branly—Jacques Chirac, in Paris, inaugurated The Color Line: Les artistes africains-américains et la ségrégation (October 4, 2016–January 15, 2017), the first major exhibition in France devoted to the visual arts of the African-American community in the United States. This dialogue features the exhibition’s curator, Daniel Soutif, in conversation with distinguished American scholar Richard J. Powell, author of titles including Black Art: A Cultural History (1997 & 2002) and Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (2008).


  • Daniel Soutif, French Critic and Curator of The Color Line, and
  • Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History, Duke University

This dialogue is introduced by Terra Foundation European Academic Program Director Veerle Thielemans and moderated by Anne Lafont, Associate Professor of Art History, Université Paris Est Marne-La-Vallée, and Editor-in-chief of the INHA review Perspective.

Videography by Romain Grésillon.