Amy Kirschke - SOVA
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Amy Kirschke

SOVA Director / Professor, Art History and Visual Culture


Office: 205 Armory

Phone: 540-231-5547



Amy Kirschke is Professor of Art History, and Director of the School of Visual Arts.  She specializes in modern art, particularly the art of the African Diaspora. Her books in the field of African American art include : The Political Cartoons of Romare Bearden, (2021, University Press of Mississippi) Protest and Propaganda: W.E.B. Du Bois, the Crisis, and American History (University of Missouri Press, 2014); Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance University Press of Mississippi, 2014); Art in Crisis: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Art of African American Identity and Memory (Indiana University Press, 2007);  Aaron Douglas: Art, Race and the Harlem Renaissance  (co-edited with Phil Sinitiere, University Press of Mississippi, 1995). She has authored a number of essays and book chapters and has contributed to publications for museum exhibitions, including at the Barbican Centre in London, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Art. Kirschke was a Paul Mellon and Alisa Mellon Bruce Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for the Advanced Study of Visual Arts.