John L Warfield Center

The Texas Biennial: Open Call

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state.

Mon, May 15, 2017


Dr. drea brown

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies Celebrates First Doctoral Dissertation Defense

drea brown made University of Texas at Austin history this spring as the first doctoral candidate to defend a dissertation in the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies.

Tue, May 9, 2017


Photograph: Graham Wood/Daily Mail/Rex Features

Music, politics and cricket: the rise of black British identity – in pictures

Using archive news photography, Eddie Chambers’s new book examines how African-Caribbean immigrants to the UK fought racism to carve out a new kind of selfhood

Fri, May 5, 2017


Black Studies Alumni Reception

Black Studies Hosts its First Alumni Reception in New York City

Black Studies Alumni Reception Black Studies hosted its first alumni reception in New York City in April. The evening was filled with robust conversations surrounding the important work going at Black Studies and engaging presentations by Black Studies leaders and The College of Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl.

Wed, Apr 12, 2017


March ON!

"March" by John Lewis

The new book "March" gives readers a picture of the confrontation of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Dr. Cherise Smith, executive director of the Warfield Center Galleries, explains how the public can get an inside look at the memoir.



What happened to black British solidarity?

What happened to black British solidarity?

After Darcus Howe’s death, we reflect on how the activist was symbolic of an era of raised consciousness and a lost identity

Mon, Apr 10, 2017

By: Dr. Eddie Chambers


Dr. Lisa B. Thompson

Going Underground at the Vortex

Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?

Mon, Mar 27, 2017



Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

What is the Value of a Human Life?

In her new book, history professor Daina Ramey Berry is the first to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives.

Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Tug of War

Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation

On View: May 2 – August 11

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Current Exhibition


History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

Collection Focus: Michael Ray Charles

On View: August 30th –December 9, 2017

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Upcoming Exhibition


History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

On View: August 30th – December 9, 2017

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Upcoming Exhibition


Art Meets Activism

Art Meets Activism:

The George Jackson Series

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

On View January 17th - May 27th