Media/Press

Hakim Bishara, “Artists in 18 Major US Museums Are 85% White and 87% Male, Study Says,” Hyperallergic, June 3, 2019.

Tim Schneider, “Western Museums Have a Surplus of Art by White Men. Now Some Are Selling It Off to Correct Their Historical Biases,” Artnet, May 15, 2019.

Ellen C. Caldwell, “Nelson Mandela’s Lasting Image,” Jstor Daily, Dec. 22, 2018.

Rachel Hatzipanagos, “The ‘decolonization’ of the American museum,” Washington Post, Oct. 11, 2018

Dushko Petrovich, “Intimacy, Distance, and Disavowel in Art Publishing: Conversations with Dushko Petrovich,” Art Journal Open, Aug. 16, 2018. 

Steve Kraske and Dallas Johnson, “The Racial Divide in America’s Art Scene,” Up to Date, Kansas City Public Radio, July 31, 2018.

Katie Keladis, “Why Deana Lawson, Artist, Silenced Steven Nelson, Scholar,” The Clyde Fitch Report, June 23, 2018.

Nadja Sayej, “From south central LA to Sotheby’s: the record-breaking rise of Kerry James Marshall,” The Guardian, May 23, 2018.

Karen Grigsby Bates, “Not Enough Color in American Museums,” National Public Radio, Code Switch, April, 13, 2018.

Maya Salam, “Brooklyn Museum Defends Its Hiring of a White Curator,” New York Times, April 6, 2018.

Tim Schneider, “The Gray Market: Why the Brooklyn Museum Hiring Controversy Shows We Need Structural Action on Arts Diversity (and Other Insights),” Artnet, Apr. 2, 2018.

Ryan Sit, “Museum Appoints White Woman as African Art Curator, Sparks Outrage,”   Newsweek, Mar. 29, 2018.         

Phil Helsel and James Rainey, “Trump’s vulgar remark on Haiti, Africa leaves immigrants   baffled,” NBC News, Jan. 12, 2018. 

Karla Clark and Lawrence Yee, “The World of Black Panther: Tribalism Meets Technology,” Fandom, 2018.         

Hrag Vartanian, “Protesters Demand MoMA Drop Trump Advisor from Its Board,: Hyperallergic,” Feb. 22, 2017.

Sam Roberts, “Houston Conwill, Whose Sculptures Celebrated Black Culture, Dies at 69,” New York Times, Nov. 20, 2016.

Carolina Miranda, “For Betye Saar, there’s no dwelling on the past; the almost-90-year-old artist has too much future to think about,” Los Angeles Times, April 29, 2016.

Seph Rodney, “Why Are there So Few Black Full Professors of Art History in the US?,” Hyperallergic,” Nov. 30, 2015.

Peggy McInerny, “Culture is a messy business, says new leader of the African Studies Center,”  UCLA International Institute, Nov. 20, 2015.        

Colin Diersing, “D.C. museum caught between the Bill Cosby scandal and hosting his family’s art trove,” Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2015.

Carolina Miranda, “Q&A: L.A.’s run of black artist shows is promising, but where are the women? Steven Nelson wants to know,” Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2015.

A Conversation with Dr. Steven Nelson, Grove Art Online guest editor,” Grove Art Online, Oct. 15, 2014. 

 “Steven Nelson named Cohen Fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute,”   UCLA Newsroom, July 28, 2014. 

Corydon Ireland, “Mapping blackness in creativity,” Harvard Gazette, Apr. 26, 2013. 

Raja Abdulrahim, “UCLA’s ongoing suspension of admissions to Islamic Studies worries students,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 25, 2010.