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"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

  • 11/11/2014 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

"Double Consciousness: Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom"

Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit the seminal Bowdoin exhibition The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts. Cooks is Associate Professor in the Program in African American Studies and Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine. Her book Exhibiting Blackness: African Americans and the American Art Museum was awarded the inaugural James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award in African American Art History (2013).

This lecture highlights Bowdoin's November 11 launch of Fifty Years Later: The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting - A Digital ExhibitionThis innovative website, which features new research about the exhibition and a complete gallery of the artworks in the show, is the result of a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff in the Museum of Art, Department of Art History, Digital and Computational Studies Initiative, and Library.

Cooks' lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are kindly requested, but not required. You may RSVP here: http://cooksdoubleconsciousness.eventbrite.com or contact Christine Piontek at artmuseumevents@bowdoin.edu.

This talk will also be live streamed on Bowdoin’s Live Webcasts page.

Photo: Bridget Cooks