Gallery Talk: 40 Acres

February 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Gallery Talk
40 Acres: The Promise of a Black Pastoral

Explore the “40 acres” trope from its genesis as a proposal to aid freed people during the Civil War into its material reality for southern agricultural workers and its rhetorical implications for the modern civil rights movement. Stacey Queen, Education Associate for The Amistad Center, discusses sculptures and images from the exhibition and reflects upon the refrain that linked Black political and agricultural expectations for nearly a century. Free with museum admission; meet by the Museum Shop.