Edited by Richard J. Powell, with contributions by Davarian L. Baldwin, David C. Driskell, Olivier Meslay, Amy M. Mooney and Ishmael Reed. Cover image caption: Archibald J. Motley, Jr., Black Belt, (detail), 1934. Oil on canvas, 33 x 40 ½ inches (12.9 x 15.8 cm). Collection of the Hampton University Museum, Hampton, Virginia. Catalogue Specs: 176 pages; approx. 200 full color illustrations; 11 x 9 inch soft cover with flap, date of publication: January 2014, Print run: 3,500, Price: $39.95, ISBN: 978-0-938989-37-0.

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is a 176-page catalogue published on the occasion of the first full-scale survey in 20 years of the remarkable paintings of Archibald John Motley, Jr. (1891-1981), a master colorist and radical interpreter of urban culture. The catalogue includes an essay and timeline by Richard J. Powell, guest curator and John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, where he has taught since 1989. Essay writers include Davarian L. Baldwin (Professor of American Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, CT), David C. Driskell (Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland at College Park, MD), Olivier Meslay (Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Dallas Museum of Art), Amy Mooney (Associate Professor of Art History, Columbia College, Chicago) and Ishmael Reed (poet, essayist and novelist). Publication of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Distributed by Duke University Press. The catalogue is available in the Nasher Museum Store.