Thomas Day Southern Entrepreneur & Free Person of Color
Meet Erin Monroe, Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, and Laura Leonard, Art Bridges Project Coordinator + Curatorial Researcher, for a gallery talk in Thomas Day: Southern Entrepreneur and Free Person of Color. Hear the story of entrepreneur, master craftsman, and free person of color Thomas Day, who built the most successful cabinetmaking workshop in North Carolina during the 1850s. His complex story explores privilege in the face of adversity as well as the rich history of North Carolina’s furniture tradition. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.