THE DATE OF THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO TUESDAY, MAY 31.
About the lecture:
In 1976 we celebrated our nation's bicentennial. To mark the occasion, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented Two Centuries of Black American Art. The show surveyed African-American art dating back to 1750 and featured work by sixty-three black American artists. Although the vast majority had been systematically ignored by America's museums, the bicentennial spirit gained them access and the show traveled the country. It raised questions that were timely and unsettling. How did the public respond? What did critics write? This Loggia lecture will engage with many of the works and use the show as a lens into America's racial and cultural history. The lecture will conclude by considering how the exhibition relates to The Ebony Fashion Fair, featured in Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.
The Loggia Lecture Series is inspired by the Italian loggia, an outdoor space for engaging others in conversation or simply admiring the artfulness of the passing world. Each Loggia Lecture illuminates a significant art history topic that dovetails with an exhibition at BAM, creating opportunities for lively discussion throughout.
Suggested $5 donation per lecture. Includes admission to galleries until 7pm.