CANCELED: An Evening with Kehinde Wiley

November 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


We have just received word that artist Kehinde Wiley is ill and cannot make the trip to Hartford tonight. His lecture at 6pm is canceled. Instead, we welcome you to join us for an evening of fellowship with a reception from 5 – 7pm and three special gallery talks at 6pm:

  • Empowerment! An Eye on the Contemporary with Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art Patricia Hickson
  • Greetings from the Sunny South, A Look at 40 Acres: The Promise of a Black Pastoral with Stacey Queen, Education Associate at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
  • Art in the Wake of Revolution: Thoughts on John Trumbull: Visualizing American Independence with Frank Mitchell and Tom Loughman.

Admission will not be charged, so please join us if you can.


The Emily Hall Tremaine Lecture in Contemporary Art
An Evening with Kehinde Wiley
5 pm | Artwork Viewing & Public Reception
6 pm | Talk

Among today’s most innovative and successful painters, Kehinde Wiley is known throughout the world for his vivid portraits of African American men and women that use the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The portraits raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation. Join Wiley for a multimedia talk exploring the scope and meaning of his work to date, with a focus on the museum’s recent acquisition, Portrait of Toks Adewetan (The King of Glory). Free and open to the public.

This lecture was originally scheduled to coincide with The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, which features an earlier Kehinde Wiley work. Please note that this exhibition closes September 25, and will not be on view at the time of the rescheduled November 9 lecture.

Sponsored by the Tremaine Foundation and RBC Wealth Management with additional support from the Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation Fund.

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