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Opening Day Talk: Revealing the African Presence

Date
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time
02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Opening Day Talk: Revealing the African Presence

Spend your afternoon exploring the groundbreaking exhibition, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe, with exhibition curator, Dr. Joaneath Spicer. An eye opening discussion will examine the little-known, but remarkable range of roles filled by peoples of African ancestry within Renaissance Europe.  These roles include everything from farmers and slaves, to monks and aristocrats.  European perceptions of Africans based on assumptions about the African continent, and the place of slavery in society will also be explored.  This enlightening afternoon will conclude with thoughts on why these historical assumptions and representations still matter in our world today.

About the Speaker
Dr. Joaneath Spicer, PhD, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art for the Walters Art Museum, and curator of the exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe, has been with the museum since 1990. Dr. Spicer received her BA from Smith College and PhD from Yale University (1979).  Through her latest exhibition, Dr. Spicer plans to explore the relevance of European political and cultural history today and the integral role of peoples of African ancestry in the society of Renaissance Europe.

Add to Calendar 10-14-2012 14:00:00 10-14-2012 15:00:00 15 Opening Day Talk: Revealing the African Presence Dr. Joaneath Spicer, Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, will explore the major themes of the groundbreaking exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. Join us as we explore the world of Renaissance Europe through the eyes of both white Europeans and Europeans of African ancestry. What do we know about this time from the art that is left behind, and what do these representations teach us today? 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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