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Images of Black People in Western Art: Early 19th Century to the Millennium

Thick brushstroke styled portrait painting of a beautiful black woman for New Jersey Black History Month.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Price: $20

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Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library

Event Description

This class will deal with significant stories and approaches employed in the portrayal of Black people, mainly from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

It will include themes of oppression, Black artists' self-realization, and the exploitation of Black women, followed by responses to it.

Creations by major artists, including Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, and Elizabeth Catlett from the Harlem Renaissance, will be investigated.

You will also be observing the continuations and innovations in the works of the next generation, such as Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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