Saturday, November 7, 2015

BMA PRESENTS FREE PANEL DISCUSSION ON RACE & ART WITH ACTIVISTS, SCHOLARS, AND ARTISTS

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WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2 p.m.
WHERE:
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
ADMISSION: free

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents a panel discussion that will bring insights to the national conversation on race, identity and social justice addressed by artists and shed new light on challenging artworks in the BMA’s historic and contemporary collection.

Works such as Charles Calvert and His Slave (1761) by John Hesselius; Uncle Tom and Eva Spill Vase (1852-1853); and Strange Fruit (1995) and Cotton Eater II (2014) by Allison Saar will be discussed.

The panel moderator is Rodney Foxworth, founder of Invested Impact, a non-profit working to support economic change and leadership development in underserved communities. He has advised, developed, and managed numerous social impact ventures. Panelists:

  • Dr. Sheri Parks, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities at University of Maryland
  • Dr. James Smalls, art historian and professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ailish Hopper, poet and professor at Goucher College
  • Susan Harbage Page, artist and professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

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