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Black Representation in Dutch Art

In Person - Registration Required

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Join Curator of European Art Robert Schindler, Ph.D., for a discussion in the Dutch galleries about the ways enslaved labor heralded European society and its presence (or lack thereof) in European art. This talk uses Werner Jacobsz. van den Valckert’s An Allegory of Music as a springboard for the discussion, also referencing other works in the gallery and their relationship to enslavement.

ArtBreaks are presented in honor of Joyce Benington’s twenty five years as a docent at the Birmingham Museum of Art. These programs, which bring curators, educators, artists, and creatives in conversation with the Museum‘s collection and exhibitions, have been generously funded by Joyce’s friends, fellow docents, and members of the Art Focus group, which Joyce has guided through the BMA for nearly two decades.