Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM
In celebration of Black History Month, the Walters presents a talk by Amelia Peck, curator of American decorative arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who shares the story of her discovery of a painting by 18th-century American artist Prince Demah Barnes, the nation's earliest known portrait painter of color. Prince’s story is extraordinary—he is the only known enslaved artist working in colonial America whose paintings have survived. To date, three portraits have been identified.