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  • Kara Walker and History’s Shadows

    Friday, May 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 05/15/2020 6:00 PM 05/15/2020 7:00 PM America/New_York Kara Walker and History’s Shadows

    Sarah Newman, PhD, James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Register now

    Lecture Description

    Sarah Newman, PhD, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, takes a focused look at Walker’s series of prints on the Civil War.  Examining the artist’s distinctive and often controversial imagery, Newman will discuss her approach to history, race, and gender.

    Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members

    Members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join an exclusive dining experience with leaders from the Smithsonian. As part of our Advancing Women lecture series, a post-lecture dinner with the speaker will be offered in the Museum galleries following the March, April and May lectures.

    Space is extremely limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register now

    About Sarah Newman,PhD

    Sarah Newman is the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her research interests include the relationship between contemporary art and design, and the art of the 1980s. Newman is the curator of the exhibition “Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue,” which opened at the museum on March 15, 2019, and is currently overseeing a reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection galleries for contemporary art. She organized the exhibitions “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” (2018) and “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)” (2017). Newman served as the guest curator for “Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts,” which opened March 5, 2017, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She has taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Mason University and Georgetown University. Newman earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

     

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    Sarah Newman, PhD, James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

    Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

    Register now

    Lecture Description

    Sarah Newman, PhD, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, takes a focused look at Walker’s series of prints on the Civil War.  Examining the artist’s distinctive and often controversial imagery, Newman will discuss her approach to history, race, and gender.

    Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members

    Members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join an exclusive dining experience with leaders from the Smithsonian. As part of our Advancing Women lecture series, a post-lecture dinner with the speaker will be offered in the Museum galleries following the March, April and May lectures.

    Space is extremely limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register now

    About Sarah Newman,PhD

    Sarah Newman is the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her research interests include the relationship between contemporary art and design, and the art of the 1980s. Newman is the curator of the exhibition “Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue,” which opened at the museum on March 15, 2019, and is currently overseeing a reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection galleries for contemporary art. She organized the exhibitions “Do Ho Suh: Almost Home” (2018) and “Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)” (2017). Newman served as the guest curator for “Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts,” which opened March 5, 2017, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She has taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Mason University and Georgetown University. Newman earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.