Vendryes, Margaret

Director, Fine Arts Gallery
Associate Professor
Performing and Fine Arts

Phone: 718-262-3797
Office Location: AC-1A02


PhD Princeton University Art History 1997 
MA Tulane University Art History 1992 
AB Amherst College Fine Arts 1984 
Margaret Rose Vendryes entered the faculty of York College and The Graduate Center in 2000. She is the author of Barthé, A Life in Sculpture (2008). Vendryes returned to York College, in 2013, as Distinguished Lecturer in Fine Arts and Director of the York College Fine Arts Gallery after a seven-year absence. During that time, Vendryes established a successful studio practice enhanced by her scholarly engagement with African aesthetics and its intersection with popular black music and visual culture.

Areas of Expertise

Art Historian

Books in Field Of Expertise

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Articles in Field Of Expertise

Vendryes. "Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks - MALDITA PARED: Fotografía y Texto de Cuba/New York." International Review of African American Art. 25, No. 3 Spring 2015: 64-68.

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Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Courgare and Reed. "Becoming Barthé: The Chicago Years, 1924-1930." Root, Branch and Blossom: Social Origins of Chicago’s New Negro Artists and Intellectuals. 2016: .

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Vendryes. "The Ecstasy of Resistance: M. Scott Johnson." Shadow Matter: The Rhythm of Structure/ Afro-Futurism to Afro-Surrealism. 2015: .

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Reviews in Field Of Expertise

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Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The World Danced for Richmond Barthé” keynote speaker " December 2015: Detroit Institute of Arts, MI.

" Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project " July 2015: Childs Gallery, Boston, MA.

" The Complete African Diva Project " January 2015: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS.

" Dancing Figures and Figures that Dance in African American Art " February 2015: Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Distinquished Alumni Award, Association of Black Princeton University Alumni: 2015.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Trustee, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Board, NY, NY: 2014- 2017.

Director, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Board: 2015-2018.

Guest Curator, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: 2013-2015.

Vendryes, Margaret

Vendryes, Margaret
Associate Professor
Performing and Fine Arts