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Oct 12, 2017

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Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Brunswick, ME 04011





“Working from the Figure and from the Ground: Critical Race Art History and the Visibility of Difference”

Jacqueline Francis, associate professor and chair of the graduate program in visual and critical studies at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, considers the representation of the figure in the work of contemporary artists Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas in relation to Old Master painting and School of Paris modernism, and with the similarly influenced work of the late Barkley Hendricks, celebrated for his iconic genre portraits. Both figure and ground are important concepts for this lecture, which explores their relationship in the principles of art and their extension into the real world as ways of seeing difference.

Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.