- Michele Brown
Brought to us by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this presentation examines the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of “race” and American identity depicted in the artistic productions of African American artists. Our lecturer is Dr. Evie Terrono, Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College. Dr. Terrono will introduce us to artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley, and Hank Willis Thomas, among others. She will discuss how the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960s and 1970s can be viewed in their works.
The event will be at the Headquarters Library on Thursday, February 9, 7:00-8:00.
Before joining us that evening, check out these books and DVDs about African American artists:
African Americans in the Visual Arts by Steven Otfinoski (eBook)
Art 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century by Susan Sollins and Susan Dowling (DVD and book)
The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s by James Edward Smethurst (eBook)
Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists by Lisa E. Farrington
Elizabeth Catlett: An American Artist in Mexico by Melanie Anne Herzog
How to Read Contemporary Art: Experiencing the Art of the 21st Century by Michael Wilson
How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness by Darby English