Tula Telfair grew up in Africa, Asia, and Europe before moving to the United States. Her work is in public collections around the world. She is a professor of art at Wesleyan University and lives and works in New York City and Lyme, Connecticut. Henry Adams has written 14 books or book-length exhibition catalogs and is a professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Michael S. Roth, president of Wesleyan University, publishes essays, book reviews, and commentaries in national media and scholarly journals.