Event: Conversation, Projects and Collaborations over the Years, To Conserve a Legacy

From Yale University Art Gallery

Book cover of Richard Powell’s To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Courtesy of the MIT Press.

Jock Reynolds and Richard J. Powell

Friday, April 27, 2018, 1:30 pm
Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, and Richard J. Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, discuss their careers and their shared projects and collaborations. Powell and Reynolds cocurated the landmark traveling exhibition To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), a project supported by the National Endowment for the Arts that involved a major conservation initiative leading up to the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue. More than 1,400 drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures from six HBCU collections were researched and restored beginning in 1997, and approximately 250 objects traveled to eight venues across the country from 1999 through 2001.
Generously sponsored by the Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Fund, which is jointly supported by the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. Established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1957 to 1971, the annual Ritchie Lectures, which are jointly sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art and the Gallery, bring distinguished members of the international visual arts community to Yale University. These lectures are free and open to the public, honoring Ritchie’s belief that the art museum serves as a gathering place for all members of the community.
Open to: General Public
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