Bibliography/Reviews

Knight, Franklin W: “The art of Keith Morrison”, Jamaica Observer, Oct. 12, 2011

McGee, Julie: Keith Morrison, Middle Passage, Catalogue, University of Delaware Museums, 2011

Cheng-Young, Leisha: “An Artistic Eye”, Jamaica Observer, July 16, 20085

Driskell, David C: The Other Side of Color, San Francisco: Pomegranate Press, 2001

Amidon, Catherine: “Migration, Transition, and Change”, New York: Venice Biennial, 2001

Morrison, Keith. “Preserving Whose Mortality or Immortality?” p. 161-164,  Mortality/Immortality?: The Legacy of 20th Century Art. Miguel Angel Corzo, editor; Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 1999

Bettelheim, Judith A. “Three Transnational Artists: Jose Bedia, Eduoard Duval-Carrié and Keith Morrison.” p. 43-48; The International Review of African American Art, 1998, Vol. 15 No. 3

Burgard, Timothy. Art and Ethnography; San Francisco: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1998

Poupeye, Veerle. Caribbean Art; New York: Thames and Hudson, 1998

Powell, Richard. Black Art and Culture in the Twentieth Century; London: Thames and Hudson, 1997

Baker, Kenneth. “Keith Morrison’s Art is the Stuff of Dreams”. p. E1; San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 1996

Berkson, Bill. “Chaos Dancer”; San Francisco: Bomani Gallery, 1996

Bettelheim, Judith. “A Transnational Artist with a Jamaica Soul”; San Francisco: Bomani Gallery, 1996

Art in Chicago, 1945-95; Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996

Britton, Crystal A. African American Art: The Long Struggle; New York: Smithmark, 1996

Lewis, Samella. Caribbean Visions; Richmond, VA: Art Services International, 1995

Risatti, Howard. “Keith Morrison at Brody Gallery.” p. 108; Artforum, January 1992

Perry, Regina A. Free Within Ourselves; Washington, DC: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1992

Mereweather, Charles: Myth and Magic, In the Americas: The Eighties; Monterrey: Museum of Modern Art, 1991

Lippard, Lucy. Mixed Blessings : New Art in a Multicultural America; New York: Pantheon Books, 1990

Smith, Roberta. “The Galleries of TriBeCa and What’s in Them.” p. C22; The New York Times, April 27, 1990

Driskell, David C. “Keith Morrison: Interpreter of the Mythic Dream“; New York: Alternative Museum, 1990

Powell, Richard. “Anansi Revisited: Keith Morrison’s New Work.” New York: Alternative Museum, 1990

Francis, Irma Talabi. “Keith Morrison: Spiritual Obsession”; Eyewash, November 1990

Forgey, Benjamin. “Urban Expressions: Contemporary Art Opens at Anacostia.” p. G7; The Washington Post, May 16, 1987

Bontemps, Arna Alexander: Choosing; Washington DC: Museum Press, 1985

Laing, E.K: “Why it’s important to bring black artists out of cultural isolation”; The Christian Science Monitor, P. 29, November 20, 1985

Richard, Paul. “Black Artists: Their Pride & Problems: Keith Morrison”; The Washington Post, March 15, 1985

East/West: Contemporary American Art; Los Angeles: California Afro-American Museum, 1985.

Livingston, Jane: Ten + Ten + Ten; Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1984

 

Selected Writing by Keith Morrison

“Magical Visions,” University of Delaware Museums, 2011

“The Curator’s Eye III,” National Gallery of Art, Kingston, Jamaica, 2008

“Graham Davis,” Mutual Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica, 2008

“David Driskell,” Pomegranate Pr\ess, 2006

“Pin-Pricked Dieties: The Art of Joyce Scott”

Catalog Essay. Baltimore: Baltimore Museum/Maryland Institute College of Art, 1999

“Preserving Whose Mortality or Immortality?”; Catalog Essay; Mortality/Immortality?: The Legacy of 20th Century Art; Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 1999

Contemporary Artists From Cuba; Catalog Essay. Metaphor/Commentaries: Artists From Cuba; San Francisco: San Francisco State University, 1999

Art and Ethnography; Catalog Essay. Art of the Americas: Art and Ethnography; San Francisco: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, 1998

Narratives of African American Art and Identity : The David C. Driskell Collection; Catalog Essay. San Francisco: Pomegranate Communications, 1998

Brandywine Workshop: 25th Anniversary Catalog; Catalog Essay. Philadelphia: Brandywine Workshop Center for the Visual Arts, 1997

African American Visual Aesthetics : A Postmodernist View; edited by David C. Driskell; Lead Essay. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995

Artists of Conscience; Catalog Essay. New York: Alternative Museum, 1991

“Questioning the Quality of the Canon”; New Art Examiner, October 1990

Perspectives on the Art of Gauguin; For Nonwhites, It’s Racist PropagandaThe Washington Post, Sunday, July 3, 1988

“Black Artists of the Mid-Atlantic”; Catalog Essay

“Myth and Ritual”; Catalog Essay. Washington, DC: Touchstone Gallery, 1986

“Contemporary Print Images”; Catalog Essay. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1986

“Afro-American Painting and Mixed Media: 1970-1985” and “Printmaking by Afro-Americans”; In Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans 1925-1985; edited by Arna Alexander Bontemps. Hampton VA: Hampton University, 1986

Art in Washington and Its Afro-American Presence: 1940-1970

Catalog. Washington DC: Washington Project for the Arts, 1985

 

“Pattern in Painting”

Catalog Essay. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery, 1985

 

“Evocative Abstraction”

Catalog Essay. Philadelphia: Foundation for Today’s Art, 1985

 

“The Washington Show: Promises, Premises and Politics”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, October 1985

 

“Speak Easy: Abstract Painting”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, March 1984

 

“Poetic Objects”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, March 1983

 

“Art of Pakistan at the Hirshhorn”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, February 1983

 

“Washington Printmakers”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, May 1982

 

“Jeff Donaldson at Howard”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, September 1981

 

“Gerald Williams at Noa Gallery”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, May 1981

 

“Corcoran Biennial”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, April 1981

 

“R.B. Kitaj at the Hirshhorn: The sword of Don Quixote”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, March 1981

 

“Realist Self-Portraits at Fendrick Gallery”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, February 1981

 

“Marguerite Kendall and Aaron Levine at Osuna”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, February 1981

 

“Alternatives by Black Artists”

Catalog Essay. Washington, DC: Washington Project for the Arts, 1980

 

“African Heritage and American Independence”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, September 1980

 

“Black Art in America”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, September 1980

 

“Fueling the Art Economy”

Exhibit Review. Format, Vol. 2 No. 9, 1980

 

“David C. Driskell”

Catalog Essay. College Park MD: University of Maryland, 1980

 

“Art Criticism: A Pan-African Point of View”

Essay. New Art Examiner, January 1979

 

“Emilio Cruz”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, 1978

 

“Samuel Crockett and Bill Walker at South Side Art Center”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, November 1977

 

“Ed Paschke at Phyllis Kind”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, November 1977

 

“James Harvard”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, November 1976

 

“Realism at Young-Hoffman”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, November 1976

 

“Vera Clement”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, November 1976

 

“Chicago’s Eclectic DuSable Museum”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, May 1976

 

“Adrienne Drapkin and Barbara Grad”

Exhibit Review. New Art Examiner, March 1976

 

“Black Experience in Art”

Catalog Essay. Chicago: Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, 1971

 

“Jacob Lawrence’s Toussiant L’Ouverture”

Chicago: Art Scene 1969

 

“The Probing Line: Art of Richard Hunt”

Fisk University, 1969

 

Lectures by Keith Morrison

“Three Printmaker,” Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, 2010

“Contemporary Art,” Lincoln University, 2009

”Recent Painting,” University of Delaware, 2008

“Aaron Douglass, “ Smithsonian American Museum, 2008

“Graham Davis, Mutual gallery, 2008

“Artists of the Curator’s Eye III,” National Gallery of Art, Jamaica, 2008

“Art and Collaboration, “ Edna Manley College, Jamaica, 2007

“International Issues in Contemporary Art, Taipei, 2001

“Legacy and Promise,” School of Visual Art, Kingston, Jamaica, 2000

“My Recent Work,” State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2000

“Mortality/Immortality: the Legacy of Twentieth Century Art”

Getty Museum of Art, 1999

My Recent Painting, Colgate University, 1999

“Art and Cultural Identity, de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1999

“Issues in Contemporary Art,” Michigan State University, 1996

“The Emerging Artist,” University of California, Berkeley, 1995

“Race in Contemporary Art,” de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1994

“Horace Pippin,” Art Institute of Chicago, 1994

“David Driskell and Samella Lewis,” Bomani Gallery,

San Francisco CA, December 1993

“A Sense of Place,”

University of Michigan, Center for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Jacob Lawrence, Sources and Influences,” de Young Museum, San Francisco.

“Recent Work,” Arizona State University, October, Tempe, 1993

“Changes” keynote graduation Address San Francisco Art Instate, May, 1993

“The Art of Claude Clark, Richard Mayhew, Richard Yarde,Bomani Gallery, San Francisco, March, 1993

“Recent Work, Somona State Univ., May, 1993

“Art of James Porter, Keynote, Howard University, Nov. 1992

“Recent Paintings,

” Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 6, 1991

“Sources of My Work,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February, 1990

“Myth and Memory,” California Institute for the Arts, April, 1990

“Caribbean Influences,” Wayne State University, Detroit, February, 1990

“Art Outside the Mainstream,” National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Oct., 1989

“Printmaking at the Brandywine Workshop,” Charleston College, NC, Sept., 1989

“Gauguin and the Origin of the Sauvage in Modern Art,”

Metropolitan Museum, NYC, February, 1989.

“Abstract Art and Cultural Identity,” Philadelphia Academy, January, 1989

“Art in the Caribbean and Central America,” Latin American Museum of Modern Art, Washington D.C., June, 1988.

“The Graduate Art Student,” Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, May, 1988.”Civilization and Barbarism in Art,” Wabash College, Indiana, May, 1988.

“Memory and Myth,” Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore,    December, 1987.

“Primitivism in Contemporary Art,” Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C. October, 1987.

“Caribbean Art,” Latin American Book Fair, University of the District of Columbia, October, 1987.

“Afro-American Art and the Evolution of Art Criticism in the Twentieth Century,” Baltimore Museum of Art, June 13, 1987.

“The Mythic Content,” Anacostia Museum, Smithsonian Institution, July 2, 1987″In Search of Patrons, the Dilemma of Afro-American Artists,”

National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., January, 1987.

“Art by Afro-Americans Since 1970,”

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL. February, 1986.

“Directions in Afro-American Art,” Baltimore Museum of Art, MD., February, 1985.

“Counterpoint: Five Black Artists of the Nineteenth Century,”

National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C., February, 1985.

“Contemporary Issues in Afro-American Art,”

National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. April, 1985.

“Influences of Recent Afro-American Art,”

Hahn Gallery, Philadelphia, PA., April, 1985

“Afro-American Art Since the Depression,”

Art Institute of Chicago, IL., September, 1985.

“Issues in Contemporary Art,”

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA., October, 1985.

“Trends and Minority Artists,”

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Pennsylvania, April, 1985

“West African Continuities in Afro-American Art,”

National Conference of Artists, Richmond, VA., April, 1984.

“Black Modernists in Art,” Washington Project for the Arts,