Robert Colescott: A Conversation with the Curators

February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join this conversation to kick off the opening of Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott with exhibition co-curators Lowery Stokes Sims and Matthew Weseley, moderated by Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art. Sharing their deep knowledge of Colescott’s career as well as his time in Portland, Sims and Weseley will cover the subjects in Colescott’s work ranging from art history to racial stereotypes.

ASL/English Interpreters and automated real time captioning will be provided for this event.

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Robert Colescott, I Gets a Thrill, Too, When I Sees De Koo, 1978.
Robert Colescott (American, 1925-2009), I Gets a Thrill, Too, When I Sees De Koo, 1978, Acrylic on Canvas, 84 x 60 inches. © 2019 Estate of Robert Colescott / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Gift of Senator and Mrs. William Bradley, 1981.25