February 21, 2024
Virtual: Bending Towards Justice: African Americans as Subject and Creators in American Art
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it
bends towards justice.” This program examines that arc as it relates to
African American history enshrined in American Art. From colonial era
portraits to 19th-century and Jim Crow-era prints to 1960s Civil Rights
photography, this program will provide a visual overview of African American
oppression, struggle and progress towards equality.
About the presenter:
Jane Oneail (pronounced OH-neel) is the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. She curates and delivers programs throughout New England and beyond. Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from Harvard University. Born and raised in NH, she has worked at some of the state's most esteemed cultural institutions, including the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, where she served as Executive Director, and the Currier Museum of Art, where she held the role of Senior Educator. Jane has also taught at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information visit iamculturallycurious.com
RECORDING NOTE: This program will be recorded. All registrants will receive the recording via email within 48 hours of the program.
Image: William Sidney Mount, The Power of Music (detail), 1847. Cleveland Museum of Art.
Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them. The email will be coming from Zoom.
This virtual event is hosted by the Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough and a collaboration between the several Massachusetts libraries.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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