Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. curator Denise Murrel will offer a lecture on “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today” at the Art Students League of New York. (Read more about the exhibition in this preview.)
Denise Murrel is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University and Curator of the Wallach’s exhibition “Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today,” based on the dissertation for her 2014 Columbia PhD. She earned two other degrees from Columbia, a master’s in 2004 and an M.Phil in 2010, and is also the author of the exhibition’s catalogue, published by Yale University Press.
A lecture and discussion on “Posing Modernity.” This exhibition proposes that the changing representation of the black female figure has been central to the development of modernism from Édouard Manet’s “Olympia” (1863) to the present. Murrel will discuss her commitment to expanding diversity within the curatorial field and academic art history, and to developing exhibition programs that introduce overlooked narratives to new and broader museum audiences, as well as her research and dissertation on the female form.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, Art Students League of New York
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