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Black Biographies and Portraits
Wednesday, February 17, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gretchen Gerzina, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, excavates biographical details to capture the Black experience in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America and Britain. Join Gerzina for a fascinating discussion about narratives and portraits to shed light on the definitions of freedom and enslavement when slavery was institutionalized, touching on the Wadsworth’s eighteenth-century painting “Portrait of Two Women” by Stephen Slaughter.
Register in advance at thewadsworth.org/event/blackbiographiesandportraits/
Image: Stephen Slaughter, “Portrait of Two Women” (detail), 1700s. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund