Wednesday, October 7, 2015

2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture

TOMORROW! Thursday, October 8 | 6pm
Jepson Center


Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts is pleased to announce the 2015 Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture by eminent photography scholar and artist Dr. Deborah Willis. The lecture will connect to the exhibition Mickalene Thomas at Giverny, and will focus on the work of Thomas and other contemporary artists restaging historical art scenes.

Deborah Willis, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a noted photographer, author, curator, and scholar. Dr. Willis was a 2014 Cohen Fellow at Harvard University, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow, and a 2000 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. She received an NAACP Image Award in 2010 for her book with Emily Bernard, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, and again in 2014 for her book with Barbara Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation. Her numerous and influential books on African American photographic history also include Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers 1840 to the Present and Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present.

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A reception will follow the lecture, hosted by Telfair's Friends of African American Arts.

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