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Danelle Bernten

Published September 27, 2022


Research Area: Modern and contemporary art; African-American art and arts of the African diaspora
Advisor: Dr. Tenley Bick


Danelle Bernten is a doctoral student studying modern and contemporary art. Her primary interest focuses on African-American art and arts of the African diaspora. Danelle received her BA from Princeton University and her Master’s in Art History from Louisiana State University, where her research focused on the early works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ms. Bernten studies the intersections of art history with graffiti, street art and vandalism, censorship and political protest of the minority artist, and southern folk art and spirituality. Prior to her doctoral studies, Ms. Bernten worked at the LSU Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, and as a grants and contract analyst for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Some of her writings have been published in the Journal of Art Crime and Steam Ticket (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse),