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Activism and Abstraction: “Untitled (Alabama)” by Norman Lewis

In honor of African American History Month

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • East Building Atrium

Norman Lewis, Untitled (Alabama), 1967, oil on canvas, Gift of the Collectors Committee, 2009.45.1

Norman Lewis’s life spanned the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and the emergence of black power and activist art. This talk will use Untitled (Alabama) to explore his turn to abstract art to express the persistence of racial inequity—and fight against it.

Jennifer Riddell, lecturer