The annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture will feature distinguished curator Dr. Edmund Barry Gaither, who will speak on the topic of visual artists and the great migration. Since 1969, Dr. Gaither has been Director and Curator of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA) and Special Consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dr. Gaither has lectured and published extensively. At the Museum of Fine Arts, he has served as curator for eight exhibitions. For the NCAAA, Dr. Gaither developed the Museum from a concept to an institution, with collections exceeding three thousand objects and a thirty-two year history of exhibitions celebrating the visual arts heritage of black people worldwide.
This program is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorship from the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation. Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Art are sponsoring the reception.