West Harlem Art Fund 2021


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; Paul H. D. Kaplan, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY; Daniel M. Fulco, Curator for the Museum of Fine Arts-Washington County; Philippe Halbert, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University.

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, Prince Demah Barnes 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