Panel Discussion | Reflections on Race and the Power of Art

Kara Walker
Kara Walker , "Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from 'Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated),'" 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, 39 × 53 in., Stephen B. Lawrence and Bette Batchelor Memorial Acquisition Funds


Panel Discussion | Reflections on Race and the Power of Art

Join us for a curated panel discussion of the NBMAA’s latest exhibition, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Panelists include New York-based artist Elizabeth Columba, Thomas Thurston of Yale University’s Glider Lerhman Center, and Ashley James, the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The panel will be moderated by Frank Mitchell, Executive Director of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture housed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Mitchell helps people hold difficult conversation on racism, bigotry, violence, social upheaval, shameful chapters in U.S. history, extreme political views, freedom of expression, hate crimes, and a host of other uncomfortable topics—and he does so using art as a platform. Come with questions and leave with an understanding of the past and the power of art to call attention to critical issues of our day.

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$10 Members

$15 non-Members