Lambertville, NJ: On Wednesday, May 3, Rago Arts and Auction Center presents a talk by scholar and curator Kelli Morgan entitled, “In Similar Likeness: Black Women’s Figurative Art.” Morgan will discuss the works of African American artists, such as Edmonia Lewis, Elizabeth Catlett, Meta Warrick Fuller, and Laura Wheeler Waring who, despite living during an era that typically confined African American women to domestic work, still found the strength and inspiration to pursue their artistic dreams. The talk explores some of these artists’ most popular works, demonstrating how they visualized the multi-dimensionality innate to the Black female experience for more than one-hundred years.
Kelli Morgan, a Curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, is a critical race cultural historian – a cultural historian with a scholarly commitment to the investigation of race in art and visual culture. Her specialty within this field is American art and visual culture that challenges or mirrors our country’s systemized anti-Black violence and oppression.
The auction house opens on Wednesday, May 3 at noon. A wine and cheeses reception begins at 5 pm. The presentation will begin at 6 pm.
Please R.S.V.P. to [email protected] or 609-397-9374 ext. 119. If you are unable to R.S.V.P. in advance, please join us. All are welcome.