Professor Benay Published in Panorama

We are thrilled to share Prof. Benay’s feature article, published in Panorama, the flagship journal of the Association of Historians of American Art! This essay argues for the central role of the Karamu Artists in the cultivation of a midwestern African American art market from the 1930s-1980 and positions printmaking as a prominent, rather than peripheral, medium in the Black Arts Movement. The Karamu Artists will be the subject of a historic exhibition and catalogue (published by Yale University Press) at the Cleveland Museum of Art in March, 2025. The exhibition will be curated by Professor Benay and Dr. Britany Salsbury, Curator of Prints and Drawings, with the  collaboration of CWRU graduate students in a Mellon seminar taught this year.