Professor and Chair
Performing and Fine Arts
|PhD||Princeton University||Art History||1997|
|MA||Tulane University||Art History||1992|
|AB||Amherst College||Fine Arts||1984|
Areas of Expertise
- Art Historian, Artist, Curator
Books in Field Of Expertise
Margaret Rose Vendryes. Barthé, A Life in Sculpture. MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008. 256.
Margaret Rose Vendryes, etal. Beyond the Blues: Reflections on African America from the Amistad Research Center Fine Arts Collection. LA: New Orleans Museum of Art, 2010. 188.
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Vendryes. "Fo Wilson’s the baartman diaries." International Review of African American Art. Vo. 25, No.3 Spring 2015: 5.
Vendryes. "Jacqueline Herranz-Brooks - MALDITA PARED: Fotografía y Texto de Cuba/New York." International Review of African American Art. 25, No. 3 Spring 2015: 5.
Vendryes. "Post Neo-Black Art." International Review of African American Art. Fall 2011: 9.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Margaret Rose Vendryes. "To Be Real." Art After Stonewall: Sexual Identity and Politics, 1969-89. Exhibition Catalog Essay April 2019: 7.
Courage and Reed. "Becoming Barthé: The Chicago Years, 1924-1930." Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Anthology Fall 2019: 31.
Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Vendryes. "Foreward." Creating a Lasting Legacy: The Estate Planning Workbook for Artists. 2018: 3.
Vendryes. "The Ecstasy of Resistance: M. Scott Johnson." Shadow Matter: The Rhythm of Structure/ Afro-Futurism to Afro-Surrealism. 23;4 2015: .
Vendryes. "Young, Gifted, and Black Between the Wars: Richmond Barthé’s Manhattan Years." Sculpture Review. 60(1) March 2011: 9.
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Non Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise
Vendryes. "Portrait of the Inimitable Josephine Baker by Richmond Barthé." Tyler Fine Arts. 2021: 13.
Vendryes. "What’s Not in My Book on Barthé." The Tenth Magazine: The Romantics. 5 2018: 15.
Reviews in Field Of Expertise
"caa.reviews" May 2009: 3.
"CHOICE" 2000- present: six reviews per year.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Black Beauty Matters " 4/7/21: Winterthur/UD Preservation Studies Doctoral Program, University of Delaware.
" Art Talks: Margaret Rose Vendryes " 2/24/21: Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi.
" An Art Commentary on Lynching: How a 1935 Exhibition Resonates Today " 2/17/21: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota.
" What is it About African Divas? " 10/17/20: Masters in Fine Arts Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.
" Standing Ovation: The African Diva Project at JPAC " 1/17/19-3/25/19: Queens Council on the Arts.
" Discovering Africa In Art Deco Design and Beyond " 1/20/19: Wolfsonian Museum/ Miami Design Preservation League/ The Wolfsonian-Florida International University.
" Queens Council on the Arts, Art Producer " 2017: Southeast Queens Performance Art.
" Documenting Difference: Images as Evidence of Queer Identity in the Case of James Richmond Barthé " March 2018: Black Portraiture IV: The Color of Silence, Harvard University.
" “i found god in myself,” 40th Anniversary celebration of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…, " traveling exhibition 2015-2018: New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Newark, NJ.
" The African Diva Project: Intent/Content " April 2017: James A. Porter Colloquium, Howard University, Washington, DC.
" Study With the Best: Archiving at CUNY " June 2016: CUNY online.
" TRANScendence: an Exhibition of Emerging, Contemporary African American and Other Underrepresented Artists " June-August 2016: Montclair, NJ.
" The African Diva Project LIVE! " May-July 2016: No Longer Empty - Jameco Exchange.
" Barthé and Me,” artist historian lecture " March 2016: The Studios of Key West, FL.
" Artist Lecture " March 2016: School of Art,The Univeristy of Texas, Rio Grande Valley.
" Richmond Barthé: A Life in Sculpture” Lecture & book signing " December 2015: Detroit Institute of Arts, MI.
" A River Depends on its Tributaries " September - October 2015: Seton Hall University.
" Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project " July 2015: Childs Gallery, Boston, MA.
" Art & Soul of the Southeast Queens Community " April 2014 - September 2015: New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.
" “i found god in myself,” 40th Anniversary celebration of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…, " September 2014-January 2015: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
" Margaret Rose Vendryes – The Complete African Diva Project " December 2014-March 2015: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi.
" Bridging Boundaries: Redefining Diaspora " February - March 2014: Postcrypt Art Gallery, Columbia University.
" I Dreamed My People Were Calling " November 2012-January 2013: Rush Arts Gallery, New York.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
SHIFT Residency, Elizabeth Foundation, NY: 2021.
A Better Jamaica, LinkNYC Commission: 2018.
Queens Council on the Arts, Art Producer: 2017.
CUNY Academy for the Humanities and SciencesTravel Award: 2017.
Distinquished Alumni Award, Association of Black Princeton University Alumni: 2015.
Bombay Sapphire Artisans Series, Boston Regional Finalist: 2011.
Center for the Humanities Mellon Grant, CUNY: 2003-04.
Faculty Publications Program Grant, CUNY: 2003.
Research Foundation of CUNY Grant: 2003-04.
Scholar Incentive Award, CUNY: 2003-04.
American Association of University Women Fellowship: 2003-04.
Anyone Can Fly Foundation Professional Scholars Grant: 2002-03.
Irene Diamond Research Fellowship: 1998-99.
National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship: 1998-99.
Queens Council on the Arts, ArtSite Grant, Standing Ovation: The African Diva Project at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center. 2018-2019: $4,500.
Queens Council on the Arts, SuCasa Grant, Shadowbox Tales: Rochdale Village Senior Center. 2018: $5,500.
Cycle 48 PSC-CUNY Research Award, Clarence Irving Collection Archiving w/ George White. 2017-2018: $6,000.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Co-President, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Board, NY, NY: 2019- 2020.
Standing Ovation - the African Diva Project at Jamaica Performing Arts Center: 1/17/19 -3/25/19.
The African Diva Project, Art to the People, LinkNYC digital display: October - November 2018.
Director, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Board: 2015-2018.
Guest Curator, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning: 2013-2017.