Art and Race in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World: Two Talks on John Singleton Copley

November 12, 2018

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce “Art and Race in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World: Two Talks on John Singleton Copley.”

In the age of the transatlantic slave trade, art played an important role in shaping racial discourse. This event will explore the theme of race in the work of John Singleton Copley, who began his career in colonial Boston before moving to the imperial metropole of London. Two short, complementary talks by Nika Elder and Catherine Roach, experts in American and British art, respectively, will trace Copley’s representations of race on both sides of the Atlantic.

The event will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:30pm in Buford House, room 202. All are welcome!