VIRTUAL Famous African American Artists
In honor of Black History Month, the Livingston Public Library is presenting an illustrated virtual art talk by art lecturer Suzanne Altman on some well known African American artists.
African Americans have made their mark on the art world since colonial times, though their contributions have often been overlooked. This slide lecture spotlights many of the most important painters, sculptors and photographers, including several who are still active. Some of the artists included are Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage, Faith Ringold, Betye Saar, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and many more.
Their works often comment on the history of people of color and other marginalized groups in American society. Altman will highlight works such as Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series, Faith Ringolds colorful quilts, and Kara Walker’s powerful sihouettes depicting brutal scenes of slavery.
Suzanne Altman is an art educator and art historian who has presented art and art history programs in various venues to adult and teenage audiences. She is also a painter who works out of her studio and art school in Ossining, NY and exhibits frequently.
Registered attendees will receive information on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day before the event.
This program is made possible by The Friends of the Livingston Public Library.
- Monday, February 1, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Livingston Public Library