Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3 p.m.
Location: East Gallery (directions)
Matthew Francis Rarey, Assistant Professor of Art History, gives a talk on the exhibition Afterlives of the Black Atlantic, which he co-curated with Andrea Gyorody, the Ellen Johnson '33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the AMAM. While the relationships between slavery and artistic production remain a vibrant area of research, African artists' role in this area remains woefully understudied. By focusing specifically on the African works included in the exhibition, Rarey details how these objects illuminate African societies' diverse responses to the cultural upheaval caused by the transatlantic slave trade.