Published: May 8, 2012
After the Civil War in both the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, there were many artists who treated the portrayal of African Americans with respect and showed portraits and genre scenes from every day life. “Portraying African Americans with Respect,” on view at the Cahoon Museum of American Art to June 10, looks at how they portrayed African Americans and what particular subjects and symbols they included in these drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture.
The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibition:
On Tuesday, May 15, 11 am, there will be a gallery talk by Richard Waterhouse, curator of the exhibition. On Tuesday, May 22, 7 pm, there will be a wine and book discussion of Susie King Taylor’s Reminiscences of My Life in Camp: An African American Woman’s Civil War Memoir with an introduction by Catherine Clinton. RSVP by May 21 by calling the museum at 508-428-7581.
Artists included in the exhibition are John George Brown (1831‱913), Lyell E. Carr (1857‱912), Jefferson D. Chalfant (1856‱931), John Steuart Curry (1897‱946), John Enhinger (1827‱889), Philip Evergood (1901‱973), Charles Goater, Thomas Hovendon (1840‱895), Hal Alexander Courtney Morrison (circa 1850‱927), Sheldon Parsons (1866‱943), Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848‱907), Platt Powell Ryder (1821‱896), Thomas Waterman Wood (1823‱903) and George Hand Wright (1873‱951).
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28). For information, 508-428-7581 or www.cahoonmuseum.org .
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