African American Art
The African American Art at VMFA New
Karen Getty, Tour Services Coordinator, VMFA
Expand your knowledge of African American culture by examining art in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s collection. This lecture will observe many works by artists that deal with African American life and history as well as art that ranges in time period, style and subject matter. Gain an understanding of and appreciation for the discipline of African American Art.
Get Moving: The Who, Where, and Why of the Great Migration New
Elizabeth Fuqua, Youth and Family Programs Assistant Educator, VMFA
Watch the story of the Great Migration, the movement of over 6 million African Americans from the South to the North, unfold in artwork of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! Discuss the causes, effects and impact that this historical event had on the changing United States and view work from artists such as Eastman Johnson and Jacob Lawrence.
Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past New
Evie Terrono, Associate Professor of Art History, Randolph-Macon College
Through the critical lens of the political, legal and cultural changes that marked the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960’s and 1970’s, this presentation will examine depictions of the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of “race” and American identity in the artistic production of African American artists. Artists as such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley and Hank Willis, among many others, will be discussed.