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    Exhibition Tour-Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past

    Presented by and Rollins College at Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

    March 24, 2017

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    Exhibition Tour-Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past

    Join Art History Professor  and guest curator Susan H. Libby, Ph.D. and student curators as they talk about the exhibition Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past, on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum through April 2, 2017.

    Reframing the Picture, Reclaiming the Past addresses some of the themes and concepts presented in the historical exhibition, The Black Figure in the European Imaginary. This exhibition of contemporary art will depict the black body as part of an ongoing conversation in which the contemporary works “talk back” so to speak, with the historic works presented in The Black Figure. While obviously much has changed since the nineteenth century, it is clear that blackness and Africanness are still fraught, charged, and contentious issues. How these tensions play out in visual representations is often the direct result of the way in which blacks were imagined in past centuries, so that there is an ongoing dialogue between contested identities of the past and the present. Examples are the American artists Lyle Ashton Harris, Kara Walker, and Whitfield Lovell, who employ tropes of blackness in their work in order to expose the tropes’ arbitrary, imaginary, and often dehumanizing nature, and through this exposure, to reclaim or re-imagine the black body. Similarly, although not depicting the black body, the Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi’s photographs deconstruct the sexualized stereotypes of the nineteenth-century European’s imaginary “harem woman.”


    Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

    1000 Holt Avenue-2765
    Winter Park, FL 32789

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    Free admission courtesy Dale Montgomery '60


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    Meet in the exhibition gallery to begin the tour. Museum stools are available for your convenience.



    Phone: 407-646-2526

    Parking:

     Designated spaces are adjacent to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Please register your vehicle at the front desk. Visitors can park for free at the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage at Lyman Avenue with a validated ticket from the Museum.



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