Art Talk with Amelia Jones, featured on the NEA Art Works Blog
Amelia Jones, USC Roski vice dean of critical studies and Robert A. Day professor of art and design recently spoke with the National Endowment For the Arts, Art Works Blog about her career as an art historian. Read the full scoop below.
National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Work Blog
March 21, 2017
Art Talk with Amelia G. Jones
By Paulette Beete
Amelia G. Jones has a mission: to change how we look at art history. Jones, who teaches at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California, fell in love with the visual arts in college. She has spent most of her career building awareness of the very narrow lens (European, white, male) through which we traditionally view--and value--art. Instead, Jones wants us to expand our views to include women artists, artists of color, and queer artists, all of whom have been traditionally marginalized or left out of the art history conversation altogether. As Jones explained during our telephone interview, we have to change not only how we view art but also who we're supporting as our future curators and art world experts. Here's more from Jones on how she's working to transform the conversation.