Noon Talk: Reflections on Race in the Work of Robert Colescott and Thornton Dial

12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

This talk considers how Robert Colescott and Thornton Dial offered unique visual responses to racism, racial stereotypes, and the civil rights movement. It is presented by Jenny McComas, the IU Art Museum's Class of 1949 Curator of Western Art after 1800, in conjunction with the "Power of Words" program sponsored by the Monroe County Public Library and The Friends of the Library.

Image: Robert Colescott (American, 1925-2009). Lightening Lipstick, 1994. Acrylic on canvas. IU Art Museum, 2005.2