Constructing Identity: Conversations on African-American Art & Culture

Avel de Knight, The Rehearsal, 1955
Avel de Knight (American, 1923–1995), The Rehearsal, 1955, oil on canvas, 33 x 45 in. © Estate of Avel de Knight.

Join us for a two-part program exploring the past, present, and future of African-American Art. In the morning, Guest Curator Berrisford Boothe facilitates a wide-ranging conversation with an acclaimed group of African-American artists, scholars, and collectors who will reflect on the power of art making to shape how African Americans both see themselves and are seen by the world. In the afternoon, select exhibition artists will move to the Constructing Identity galleries where they will offer a closer look at their own work within the context of the larger show. Please visit the Museum website for a detailed schedule.

Part I

10 a.m. – Noon: PANEL DISCUSSION (Whitsell Auditorium)

BERRISFORD BOOTHE, GUEST CURATOR, CONSTRUCTING IDENTITY, AND PROFESSOR OF ART, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
BARBARA BULLOCK, ARTIST
MARITA DINGUS, ARTIST
BILL HUTSON, ARTIST
LEWIS TANNER MOORE, COLLECTOR AND ART ADVOCATE
ARVIE SMITH, ARTIST

Part II

1–3 p.m.: ARTIST GALLERY TALKS (Constructing Identity Exhibition Galleries)

1–1:30 p.m. — Marita Dingus
1:30–2 p.m. — Bill Hutson
2–2:30 p.m. — Barbara Bullock
2:30–3 p.m. — Arvie Smith

Your ticket may be used for either one or both parts of the program.  Please note that very limited seating will be available in the afternoon in the exhibition galleries.

Space will be limited for the gallery portion of the program, so advance tickets required.

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Accessibility

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for the lecture.
Please email access@pam.org 2-3 weeks in advance, or call 503-226-2811.