Impressionism and the Black Atlantic

African American Heritage | Fellowships

Camille Pissarro, "Women Chatting by the Sea," 1856
Camille Pissarro, "Women Chatting by the Sea," 1856

VFH Conference Room

145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA

French Impressionist innovations in color, light and subject matter revolutionized western art. Those advances took place in an age of political upheaval—and of slave emancipation in the Americas. To a surprising extent, Impressionist-era artists were fascinated with African-American and Caribbean subjects.

Join VFH Fellow Jon Sensbach as he explores the little-known influence of black freedom on the origins of modern art.

This talk is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

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