EVOLUTION

EVOLUTION
Dr. Samella Lewis, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in art history, is a Hampton University institution. Her long association with the university includes studying there (she's a 1945 graduate), transferring the International Review of African American Art (IRAAA) which she founded in California in 1976 to Hampton's management in 1992; and serving as benefactor and advisor to the University Museum. Readers keep an eye out for the upcoming 40 th Anniversary issue of IRAAA, due in December 2016, in which an extensive Samella Lewis interview is reprinted for a new generation.  — John Welch Evolution , October 1 through November 30, 2016 Samella Lewis Over the course of a career filled with many accomplishments that have influenced and highlighted the relevance of African American and African Diaspora art, Dr. Samella Lewis has also mentored the careers of many in …