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Dr. Evie Terrono Lecture – Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past
June 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.
Thanks to the Josephine School Community Museum for being a community partner.
Through the critical lens of the political, legal, and cultural changes that marked the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960s and 1970s, this presentation will examine depictions of the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of “race” and American identity in the artistic production of African American artists. Artists as such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley, and Hank Willis, among many others, will be discussed.
This program is also the closing reception for VMFA exhibit “A New Mosaic”
Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College
Evie Terrono received her BA from the University of Crete in Greece and her MA from Queen’s College. She earned an MA and PhD from the City College of New York,; she is a professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College.9
Lecture starts at 7:30
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