Petra Richterova

Art history professor

Education

  • B.A., liberal arts, honors curriculum, Hunter College of The City University of New York
  • M.A., history of art, Yale University
  • M.Phil., history of art, Yale University
  • Ph.D., history of art, Yale University

Credentials

Becoming literate in the internal language of African-based arts and culture.

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellowship, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Sylvia Ardyn Boone Prize, Yale University
  • Ardon L. Judd Scholarship, Yale University
  • MacMillan Center Dissertation Research Grant, Yale University
  • Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant, Yale University
  • Lindsay Fellowship for Research in Africa, Yale University

Organizations

College Art Association, African Studies Association, Arts Council of the African Studies Association

Publications and Presentations

Exhibitions

  • Solo exhibition “Sound of Light,” Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Havana, Cuba, 2015
  • Group exhibition “Sacred Bond: Mothers, Fathers and Legendary Ancestors,” Museum of Art and Origins in New York, New York, 2005

Presentations

  • Guest lecturer for the course “Festive and Sacred Arts of the African Diaspora” at the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, 2014
  • Guest lecturer for the course “Narratives of African Civilizations” at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study in New York, New York, 2013
  • “Rumba: A Philosophy of Motion,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fellows Colloquia in New York, New York, 2012
  • “Context and Meaning in Central African Sculpture: The Allan Stone Collection,” at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, 2011
  • Panelist, “The Dynamic Image: Jazz Photography Comes of Age,” presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, New York, 2011
  • Panelist, “Mambo Que Rico Es! The Orisha and Mambo Connection!” presented by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York, New York, 2009
  • Featured artist and panelist, “Making Music with Light: Jazz and the Art of Photography,” presented by Columbia University in New York, New York, 2001

Publications

  • “George Nelson Preston: A Critical Interview,” Black Renaissance Magazine, New York University, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2012)
  • “Arthur Ashe: Out of the Shadow,” by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Petra Richterova. Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inc., New York, New York, 2011

Selected photographic publications

  • Album art, “Havana—Paris—Dakar,” by Alune Wade and Harold López-Nussa, World Village, 2015
  • Body photographs, “Passions du desert,” by Zakiyatou Oualett Halatine, Éditions L’Harmattan, 2014
  • “Live at Guantanamera,” promotional poster for Pedrito Martinez Group, Rolling Fork Music Inc., 2012
  • Album art, “The Gypsy Diaries,” by Imani Uzuri, Her Holy Water Music, 2012
  • Album art, “Angelo Show: The Olegna Phenomenon,” by Angelo Moore, Mooremapp Records, 2012
  • “Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative” for The Wire, p. 70 (2011)
  • “Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber: Paint the Sky Red” for JazzTimes, 2009
  • “Playlist,” for The New York Times, 2006
  • “Untitled Photographs: Cuba,” for Black Renaissance Magazine, New York University, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2004)
  • “Africa, Mother Africa,” for Black Renaissance Magazine, New York University, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2002)
  • “Duke Goes to Lincoln Center,” for Jazziz Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4 (1999): p. 49
  • “On the Road With Wynton Marsalis,” for University of Maine General Alumni Association Magazine, p. 22–24 (1999)
  • Cover and sleeve images for the Jazz at Lincoln Center 1998, 1999 and 2000 catalogs