Open Artist Studio: Black Representation in American Art

  • February 1, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Space: Seahorse Classroom


Kick off Black History Month with a survey of American artworks that bridge the pre-Emancipation era to present day, then create collage portraits of someone that has been an integral part of your own story. Artists will look specifically at Titus Kaphar and Mickalene Thomas, who have both curated exhibitions and created works that center the personal histories of Black individuals whose names have remained obscured despite their significant artistic contributions. At the end of the session, we’ll show our collage portraits to each other and share what we admire about the person we chose to depict. 

Image Credit: William Matthew Prior, Nancy Lawson, Boston, Massachusetts, 1843, oil on canvas © Shelburne Museum, Vermont.