Artists of African & Mulatto Descent
18th to 19th Century

Friday, January 29, 11 am
Online Panel Discussion with Q&A

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A panel discussion led by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund. Joining McClain is William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Virginia Anderson, Ph.D., Curator of American Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and Paul H. D. Kaplan, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY.

This virtual discussion will spotlight the talents of six mixed-race artists who lived and studied in either the United States or Europe. The artists are Grayton Tyler Brown, Robert Scott Duncanson, Julien Hudson, Joshua Johnson, Mary Edmonia Lewis and Eugene Warburg. Panelists will discuss what influenced these people to become artists and what their impact on world politics entailed.

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This event is organized in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund

Image Caption:
Joshua Johnson (American, born c. 1763, active 1796 - 1824), Mr. Baylorc. 1805, Oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm (24 x 19 11/16 in.). Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1978.80.8.