Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past
Friday February 9, 2018
Continuing its celebration of Black History Month, Piedmont Arts will host Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past, a talk by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Speaker on the Arts Evie Terrono, on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm at the museum.
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 1960s and 1970s, Terrono will examine depictions of the multifaceted and highly politicized dimensions of “race” and American identity in the artistic production of African American artists. Artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Kehinde Wiley and Hank Willis, among many others, will be discussed.
Terrono received her BA from the University of Crete in Greece and her MA from Queen's College. She earned an MA and PhD from the City College of New York; she is a professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College.
Civil War to Civil Rights is admission free. Please RSVP attendance to 276.632.3221 or online at PiedmontArts.org.