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The Greek Slave on the Eve of Abolition: an art history lecture by Caitlin Beach


Featuring Caitlin Beach

The Newcomb Art Department and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South present:

The Greek Slave on the Eve of Abolition:

a lecture by Caitlin Beach, Assistant Professor of Art History, Fordham University

November 12, 2020 at 6pm on Zoom

Zoom link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/91351100042

This talk draws on new archival material to rethink the Hiram Powers' Greek Slave’s relationship to antislavery discourse. Its exhibition intersected the machinations of racial capitalism in the Black Atlantic, concerns that emerged in sharp relief during the sculpture’s American tour and in the city of New Orleans in particular.

This lecture is part of the series Representation and Resistance: Scholarship Centering Race in Western Art, organized by Mia L. Bagneris and Michelle Foa and co-sponsored by the Newcomb Art Department and the Africana Studies Program.


Image caption: Photographer unknown (American), [Hiram Powers' Sculpture of the Greek Slave], ca. 1850, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Africana Studies ProgramNew Orleans Center for the Gulf SouthNewcomb Art Department

For more information contact: Laura Richens via email to lrichens@tulane.edu or by phone at 504.314.2228
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