Groundbreaking: Centuries of Black American Art Lecture

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DateFebruary 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reoccurs 1 Thursdays
2/09/23 - 2/16/23

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $20

Non-Member's Price $25



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The Art World, and Art History, have always represented the dominant white and male perspective – a perspective that has created a wide gap in the arts community.  Even today this gap persists, with the big institutions in the Art World only just realizing that they need to be active and offer platforms to those voices which were silenced.

There have been awakenings, particularly in the 1920s-30s with the pivotal movement of the Harlem Renaissance and later with the Civil Rights and Black is Beautiful movements.  It is difficult to find a quick solution to centuries of inequality. However, auction houses, galleries, museums and collectors are slowly becoming more inclusive towards under-represented artists.

In these lectures we will examine the wealth of art produced by Black American artists since the 17th Century — artists, sculptors, photographers, men and women – who have continuously participated (and in many cases have been the backbone) in American visual culture throughout our country’s history.


Kevin Costello