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Monday, January 23, 2012


Talk about African American Painter Henry Tanner, 2/2


What: Lunch & Learn: Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

Director of Education and Public Programs Jackie Copeland will discuss the upcoming Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit exhibition on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 28–March 15, 2012. This new exhibition will explore the life and career of the artist Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), reveal new research about his painting technique and highlight his role as the leading African American painter of the 19th century. Tanner’s sculpture of his father, Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner, will be loaned to the exhibition by the Walters.

For more information online:


The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium


Thursday, February 2, 12:15–1:15 p.m.



Media Contact:

Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277,


Henry Ossawa Tanner, Portrait Bust of Bishop Benjamin Tucker Tanner, 1894, patinated plaster, 15 x 12 x 9 ½ in., The Walters Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Eddie and Sylvia Brown Challenge Grant for the Acquisition of African American Art and the Estate of Anna Fehl, 2004