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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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.

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