Alvia J. Wardlaw

Juneteenth in Houston – Panel Speaker

Alvia J. Wardlaw, a teacher and curator, is nationally recognized as a leading expert on African-American art and history. Dr. Wardlaw is currently a professor of Art History and Curator of the University Museum at Texas Southern University. She is well known for her exhibitions on Houston artist John Biggers and “Black Art Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art.”

She earned her BA in art history from Wellesley College, an MA in art history from New York University, and became the first African American to receive her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas in Austin.

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