Thursday, March 6, 2014

LECTURE: "In the Arms of the Negress"

Huey Copeland photographed by Steve Reinke.
Presented by Huey Copeland, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00PM

Community Meeting Room
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL

How have black women been represented visually? How have they represented themselves? And how have those images shaped our understanding of what, in fact, constitutes representation? To answer these questions, art historian Huey Copeland examines the negress, a key figure in Western art from the nineteenth century to the present. Join us as he wends his way through a range of periods, places, and visual artists to narrate a transnational history of modern contemporary art.

The Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Evanston Public Library, whereby Northwestern University humanities faculty share their research with members of the Evanston community.

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