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Darby English

Darby English is Carl Darling Buck Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago.

Titles by This Author

Work by black artists today is almost uniformly understood in terms of its "blackness," with audiences often expecting or requiring it to "represent" the race. In How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness, Darby English shows how severely such expectations limit the scope of our knowledge about this work and how different it looks when approached on its own terms.