Events / Past


Curator's Talk

Join us for a lecture by Posing Modernity exhibition curator Denise Murrell that explores how the changing modes of representation of the black figure is central to the development of modern art ...

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Bordeaux, Forgotten Black Metropolis

Bordeaux may be known for its red wine and its historic architecture but before there was Black Paris there was Black Bordeaux. Beginning in the eighteenth century, Bordeaux was a site of migration, ...

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Wallach Sketch Session

Experiment with different drawing techniques as you take a closer look at works on view in Posing Modernity. Materials will be provided; no previous drawing experience required. All are welcome.

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Wallach Family Day

An afternoon of fun and art-making just for families!

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Educator Open House: Exploring Image-Making

This open house explores image-making using works of art by Manet, Matisse, and artists from the Harlem Renaissance. The program includes a presentation by artist Randy Williams and visual analysis, ...

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Carrie Mae Weems

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences ...

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Portraiture and Enslavement at the Thresholds of Emancipation (A Caribbean Meditation), Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago, Romance Languages Dept.

This talk will address the only two extant oil portraits of enslaved women produced during the periods of emancipation in the French- and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. By underscoring the conflictive ...

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Blackness in French and Francophone Film

This series addresses representations of Blackness in French cinema, with a focus on women’s trajectories, either of film characters or of the filmmakers themselves.

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Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today Symposium

Noted scholars and curators expand on the themes presented in Posing Modernity and present new scholarship.

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