Julie L. McGee, PhD

Associate Professor, Art History and Director | (IHRC) | University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Julie L. McGee is an art historian and curator specializing in African Diaspora art history and contemporary South African art. She joined the University Museums of the University of Delaware as curator of African American art in 2008 after a dozen years on the faculty of Bowdoin College and a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. McGee has written and lectured extensively on African American art and contemporary art in South Africa. She has curated exhibitions for the David C. Driskell Center, Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Maine, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and Guga S’Thebe Community Arts Centre in Langa (Cape Town), South Africa. With Vuyile C. Voyiya, McGee co-produced the documentary film The Luggage is Still Labeled: Blackness in South African Art. From 2011–2012 she held the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. McGee is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Art History, Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center and oversees the Paul R. Jones Initiative.