Potomac
J-L-Wells
Back-To-Black
 
African-Insights
To-Conserve
Circle-Dance
 
Conjuring-Bearden
Delaney
Homecoming
 
Rhapsodies
The-Blues
The-Blues


 2006 Conjuring Bearden, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (With Alicia Garcia, Margaret Di Giulio, Victoria Trout, & Christine Wang).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, "Changing, Conjuring Reality" in Conjuring Bearden. Durham, NC: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2006, np.
 2005 Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (With Petrine Archer-Straw & David A. Bailey. Toured England).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, “Racial Imaginaries, from Charles White’s Preacher to Jean-Paul Goude and Grace Jones’ Nigger Arabesque” in Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary. London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2005, 9-27.
 2005 Circle Dance: The Art of John T. Scott, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, Circle Dance: The Art of John T. Scott. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2005.
 2002 Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA (Toured nationally).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, Beauford Delaney: The Color Yellow. Atlanta: High Museum of Art, 2002.
 1999 To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY, and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA (With Jock Reynolds. Toured nationally).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999.
1998 Beyond Mere Likeness: Portraits from Africa and the African Diaspora, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (With Alexander Byrd).
 1997 Rhapsodies in Black: The Art of the Harlem Renaissance, Hayward Gallery, London, England and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington , D.C (With David A. Bailey. Toured UK & US).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, Rhapsodies in Black: The Art of the Harlem Renaissance. London & Berkeley: University of California, 1997.
1992 Liberian Landscapes: Art and Life in West Africa, Duke-Semans Fine Arts Foundation and the Duke University Museum of Art , Durham, NC (Toured North Carolina and Virginia).
 1991 Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938 - 1946, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution , Washington, DC (Toured nationally).
 1989 The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (Toured nationally).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell,The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism. Washington, D.C.: Washington Project for the Arts, 1989.
 1989 From the Potomac to the Anacostia: Art and Ideology in the Washington Area, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, From the Potomac to the Anacostia: Art and Ideology in the Washington Area. Washington, D.C.: Washington Project for the Arts, 1989.
1988 African-American Artists, 1880 - 1987: Selections from the Evans-Tibbs Collection, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service , Washington, DC (With Guy McElroy and Sharon Patton. Toured nationally).
 1986 James Lesesne Wells: Sixty Years in Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC (With Jock Reynolds. Toured nationally).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, James Lesesne Wells: Sixty Years in Art. Washington, D.C.: Washington Project for the Arts, 1986.
 1984 African Insights: Sources for Afro-American Art and Culture, Field Museum of Natural History , Chicago, IL.
 1979 Impressions/Expressions: Black American Graphics, Studio Museum in Harlem , New York, NY (Toured nationally).
Exhibition publication: Richard J. Powell, Impressions/Expressions: Black American Graphics. New York: Studio Museum in Harlem, 1979.

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