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Congratulations to Associate Professor John Bowles on the publication of his essay “New Negro on the Pacific Rim: Sargent Johnson’s Afro-Asian Sculpture” in the Smithsonian Press volume East-West Interchanges in American Art: A Long and Tumultuous Relationship, edited by Cynthia Mills, Lee Glaer, and Amerlia A. Goerlitz.

The East–West Interchanges in American Art symposium was convened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on October 1–2, 2009. It is one of a series of Terra Symposia on American Art in a Global Context. This book brings together papers from the symposium that offer new avenues for research on Asian–U.S. artistic exchange. Each essay explores an aspect of the many ways in which American and Asian artists have interacted from the eighteenth century to present.

Professor Bowles’ essay can be read immediately and for free online at the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press website here. The entire volume is also available for download as a PDF here.

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