EPL Evanston Northwestern humanities lecture: “In the Arms of the Negress”

Thursday, March 6, 7:00 p.m., Community Meeting Room, Main Library

How have black women been represented visually? How have they represented themselves? And how have those images shaped our understanding of what, in fact, constitutes representation? To answer these questions, art historian Huey Copeland examines the negress, a key figure in Western art from the nineteenth century to the present. Join us as he wends his way through a range of periods, places, and visual artists to narrate a transnational history of modern contemporary art.

Sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern.

Part of 11 Months of African American History series.

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