LECTURE: “In the Arms of the Negress”

Huey Copeland | Photo by Lamont Hamilton

Huey Copeland | Photo by Lamont Hamilton

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 7:00 – 8:00PM

Location: EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY | Community Meeting Room | 1703 Orrington Avenue | Evanston, IL

How have black women been represented visually? How have they represented themselves? And how have those images shaped our understanding of what, in fact, constitutes representation? To answer these questions, art historian Huey Copeland examines the negress, a key figure in Western art from the nineteenth century to the present. Join us as he wends his way through a range of periods, places, and visual artists to narrate a transnational history of modern contemporary art.

The Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series is an ongoing collaboration between The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities and the Evanston Public Library, whereby Northwestern University humanities faculty share their research with members of the Evanston community.

More Info: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/events/lecture-series.html

Presented by Huey Copeland, Associate Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

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