A Manner of Space: Black Modality in African American Art

Event Type Exhibitions, Special Events
Date calendar  Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time clock  6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Location FIA Theater

Dr. Kelli Morgan
Associate Curator of American Art , Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

As early as the 18th century, the recognition of Black humanity has been a central tenet of African American art. Whether it’s Phillis Wheatley, Toni Morrison, Romare Bearden, or Kara Walker, Black artists have fused a multitude of creative elements to affirm the meaning of Black lives in a world that is both hostile toward and indifferent to the lived realities of Black people. Highlighting works from the FIA’s permanent collection, Dr. Kelli Morgan discusses the various ways African Americans have strategically utilized place, space, and their communities in efforts to humanize their experiences.

This presentation is part of the 13th Annual Community Gala

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