Black Subjects, Black Artists: Race, Representation, and Artistic Creation in the Cummer Collection – from the Renaissance to Today

November 3, 2022
7 to 8 P.M.

Black Subjects, Black Artists: Race, Representation, and Artistic Creationin the Cummer Collection – from the Renaissance to Today 

 

with Scott Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor Medieval Art History, UNF and Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and CEO, Cummer Museum  

 

First in a Three-Part Lecture Series Hosted by Cummer Beaches and sponsored by Diane Jacobsen Ph.D. 

 

The Cummer Museum’s painting, Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest (1785), by Marie-Victoire Lemoine, currently hangs next to Titus Kaphar's modern masterpiece, Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar (2016), in the exhibition Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection. The 18th-century French painting by a white woman of a young Black man helped to inspire Kaphar's thrilling reflection on race, artistic representation, and vision. The extraordinary opportunity to view these works side-by-side compels us to look again at the Museum’s broader collection, in which works dating from the Renaissance to the present call us to think about the interrelation of race, artist, subject, and viewer.  

 

Members: $5, Non-Members: $10

Registrants for this virtual lecture will receive a link to join on the day of the event.

 

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