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Film: Black is the Color

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This recent film is a comprehensive survey of great work by African American artists who for so long encountered barriers in the mainstream art world. In it, key artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Whitfield Lovell, Kerry James Marshall, Ellen Gallagher, and Jean-Michel Basquiat are highlighted. Art historians and gallery owners place the works in context—juxtaposing them with racist images of African Americans and setting them against the larger social contexts of Jim Crow, WWI, the civil rights movement, and ingrained racism. As well, contemporary artists discuss their influences.

Details

Date:
February 12
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Type:
,
Website:
https://www.vmfa.museum/calendar/events/film-black-color/
Organizer:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Locality:
Chesterfield
Open to the public:
Yes

Venue

200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, 23220 United States
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Website:
vmfa.museum