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Colloquia Series – Catharina Manchanda
Colloquia Series - Catharina Manchanda
WhenWednesday, May 9, 2018, 4 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomRoom 312
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Art History, School of Art + Art History + Design

Figuring History: Three Artists, Three Perspectives

This talk will discuss themes related to Figuring History an exhibition currently on view at the Seattle Art Museum (until May 13, 2018). The three artists in the exhibition — Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall and Mickalene Thomas — span three generations. They are concerned with issues of representation as it relates to black individuals — their absence and presence — in art and history. Although their work looks back at Western artistic traditions (particular genres as well as styles), they develop new aesthetic positions and pose questions that correspond with generational shifts and personal experience.

Catharina Manchanda is the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Seattle Art Museum and an Affiliate Professor in the School of Art + Art History + Design.

School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012, Kerry James Marshall, acrylic and glitter on unstretched canvas, 108 x 158 in., Birmingham Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth (Bibby) Smith, the Collectors Circle for Contemporary Art, Jane Comer, the Sankofa Society, and general acquisition funds, 2012.57, © Kerry James Marshall.

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