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Spotlight Talk » Amy Sherald

Join us for an evening lecture with artist Amy Sherald, celebrating the opening of the focus exhibition, Amy Sherald. The artist behind the commissioned portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama, Sherald paints staged narratives and constructed identities, creating portraits of African Americans. She deftly represents the features of each sitter with the masterful draughtsmanship of American realism, and her work lends truth and reality to history. “My paintings hold up a mirror to the present and reflect real experiences of blackness today and historically,” she says, “in everyday life and within the historical art canon.”

Sponsored by Deloitte.

Free, register online or with Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


Photo courtesy of Justin T. Gellerson.

September 7, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
Great Hall