Richard J. Powell, “Barkley L. Hendricks, Anew,” in Barkley L. Hendricks/Birth of the Cool, ed. Trevor Schoonmaker, Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2008, 38-57.
Richard J. Powell, “The Picturesque, Miss Nottage and the Caribbean Sublime,” in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 25 (February 2008): 157-168.
Richard J. Powell, “A Conversation with Martin Puryear,” in Martin Puryear, ed. John Elderfield, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2007, 99-110.
Richard J. Powell, “The Aaron Douglas Effect,” in Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist, ed. Susan Earle, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007, 53-73.
Richard J. Powell, “Sartor Africanus,” in Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture, ed. Susan Fillin-Yeh. New York: New York University Press, 2001, 217-242.
Richard J. Powell, “Harmonizer of Chaos,” in Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence, ed. Peter Nesbett and Michelle DuBois. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000, 147-163.
Richard J. Powell, “Conjuring Canes and Bible Quilts: Through the Prism of Nineteenth Century African American Spirituality,” in African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures, ed. Vincent L. Wimbush. New York: Continuum, 2000, 342-354.
Richard J. Powell, “Lamentations from the ‘Hood,” in Kerry James Marshall/Mementos. Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2000, 31-47.
Richard J. Powell, “Cinqué: Antislavery Portraiture and Patronage in Jacksonian America,” American Art 11 (Fall 1997): 48-73.
Richard J. Powell, "African American Postmodernism and David Hammons: Body and Soul," in African American Visual Aesthetics: A Postmodernist View, ed., David C. Driskell. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, 121-138.
Richard J. Powell, "What Becomes a Legend Most? Reflections on Romare Bearden," Transition 55 (Spring 1992): 62-72.
Richard J. Powell, "'In My Family of Primitiveness and Tradition:' William H. Johnson's Jesus and the Three Marys," American Art 5 (Fall 1991): 20-33.