Museums Today: This Is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States

An African American woman stands in the middle of a museum gallery. There is a 3D black artwork on the wall behind her.
Photo courtesy of Keidra Daniels Navaroli.


This Is America: Re-Viewing the Art of the United States is a new, inclusive introduction to American visual culture from early history to the present. Reimagining the traditional survey of American art, the book provides expanded coverage of underrepresented stories through the inclusion of marginalized makers, diverse media and vast geographic regions. By combining close visual and historical analyses with discussion of how works of art operated within specific cultural contexts and for us today, this publication prioritizes art's critical role in social discourse. 

Join authors Keidra Daniels Navaroli and Keri Watson as they discuss the development of the project and share tips for engaging with its culturally relevant themes.

About Keidra Daniels Navaroli

Keidra Daniels Navaroli is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow in the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida. She is the former assistant director/curator of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at the Florida Institute of Technology and currently serves on the boards of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and Surface Design Association. 

About Keri Watson

Keri Watson is associate professor of American art history at the University of Central Florida and co-executive editor of Panorama, journal of the Association of Historians of American Art. Her research has been supported by a Fulbright fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Terra Foundation of American Art, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Society for the Preservation of American Modernists.

How to Participate

To participate, please register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (6 p.m. EST). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the Museums Today Series

Each month during the academic year, museum leaders lead lively online discussions about critical issues in the field. This series is presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Browse upcoming programs