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Jan
18
Mon
Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Discussion: Jayne Cortez

Participate in a discussion about the lyricism in the poetry of Jayne Cortez  and her work to advance the causes of the Black Arts Movement with Tobias Wofford, professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Jan
21
Thu
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Artist Talk: Enrique Chagoya & Ruben Cordova

Artist Enrique Chagoya draws on a range of media, including the conventions of cartoons and pre-Columbian codices, to craft powerful and vibrant political, social, and economic commentary. In conversation with art historian and critic Ruben Cordova, Chagoya will discuss his work and the way he uses visual language as a weapon of critique, centering on his work Histoire Naturelle des Espécies: Illegal Alien’s Manuscript (2008) in the exhibition Protest and Promise.

 

Image: Enrique Chagoya (American, born Mexico, 1953), Histoire Naturelle des Espécies (Natural History of the Species): Illegal Alien’s Manuscript, 2008. Color lithograph. Gift of Linda Cheverton Wick and Walter Wick

Feb
17
Wed
Black Biographies and Portraits
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Black Biographies and Portraits

Gretchen Gerzina, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, excavates biographical details to capture the Black experience in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain. Join Gerzina for a fascinating discussion about narratives and portraits to shed light on the definitions of freedom and enslavement when slavery was institutionalized, touching on the Wadsworth’s eighteenth-century painting Portrait of Two Women by Stephen Slaughter.

 

Image: Stephen Slaughter, Portrait of Two Women, 1700s. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Feb
25
Thu
Left on the Shelves: The Book Collection at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Left on the Shelves: The Book Collection at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

The Amistad Center possesses a dynamic collection of books that range from first editions to manuscripts, fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, Abolitionist tracts, and volumes that represent the Civil Rights Movement. Explore the collection with Daniel Broyld, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University, to understand how the Amistad book collections connect the Black experiences of the past to the present. Co-Sponsored with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Mar
18
Thu
Conservation Behind-the-Scenes: Bronze
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Conservation Behind-the-Scenes: Bronze

Conservator Casey Mallinckrodt offers an overview of the challenges faced in conserving sculpture and other three-dimensional objects cast in bronze, focusing on the works on view in Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern.

Mar
25
Thu
Excavating the Archaic: Paul Manship
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Why were early twentieth century artists so attracted to Greek archaic sculpture and why weren’t others before them? Susan Rather, a professor of art history at the University of Texas, explores the phenomenon of modern archaism with particular attention to Paul Manship, a sculptor who skillfully negotiated the yawning gap between tradition and modernity in the United States around 1913.