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Panel Discussion: Artists of African & Mulatto Descent 18th to 19th Century

Panel Discussion: Artists of African & Mulatto Descent 18th to 19th Century

A panel discussion led by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the West Harlem Art Fund. Joining McClain is William Keyse Rudolph, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Virginia Anderson, Ph.D., Curator of American Art, Baltimore Museum of Art; Paul H. D. Kaplan, Professor of Art History at Purchase College, SUNY; Daniel M. Fulco, Curator for the Museum of Fine Arts-Washington County; Philippe Halbert, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University.

This virtual discussion will spotlight the talents of six mixed-race artists who lived and studied in either the United States or Europe. The artists are Grayton Tyler Brown, Robert Scott Duncanson, Julien Hudson, Joshua Johnson, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Prince Demah Barnes and Eugene Warburg. Panelists will discuss what influenced these people to become artists and what their impact on world politics entailed.

 

Established in 2006, Master Drawings New York (MDNY) is the pre-eminent event for exhibiting and celebrating old master through contemporary drawings in the United States. Dealers from the United States and Europe showcase their highest quality drawings in galleries along Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Scheduled for the last week of January, the event coincides with the major Old Master auctions and scholarly events focused on drawings. It is a week dedicated to historic art, where collectors, scholars, museum curators and dealers travel to New York from around the world to view artwork and participate in the events around the city.

For MDNY 2021, all exhibitions and events will take place online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

MDNY 2021 Dates: January 22 – 30, online and in select galleries on the Upper East Side. Visit our website to learn more.

For many of us, there will be a learning curve using ZOOM. As far as these interfaces go, it is very user-friendly. As with anything new, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. So here are a few tips:

If you can, use a desktop or laptop. They are the easiest to control, and of course, provide you with the largest image for you to draw from. If those are not available, a tablet works well. A phone works well but can be so tiny that the group aspect can get a little lost.

Try to get the best WiFi connection you can. For many us, that means being in a certain area of our home or office. It will elevate your experience, though almost everyone we worked with has had a good connection.

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