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The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture: “Beauty and Brawn: The Physical and the Spiritual in the Works of Richmond Barthé,” by Dr. James Smalls

Telfair Museums and the museums’ Friends of African American Arts Member Group present the annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture in conjunction with the exhibition Richmond Barthé: Harlem Renaissance Sculptor. Dr. James Smalls, professor and chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak about the life and career of this eminent African American artist, renowned for his elegant sculptures in cast bronze. Dr. Smalls is an art historian whose research and publications investigate the intersections of race, gender, and queer sexualities in the art of the 19th century and the visual culture of the Black Diaspora.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public through sponsorship by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture Fund. Stay to see the 2023 FAAA Members Small Works Exhibition following the lecture.

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Richmond Barthé: Harlem Renaissance Sculptor

Jepson Center
Telfair celebrates Richmond Barthé (1901–1989), one of the foremost African American artists of the 20th century, with an exhibition of two dozen of his finest bronze statues, including elegant depictions of dancers, workers, religious figures, and icons in Black history.
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Richmond Barthé: Harlem Renaissance Sculptor

Jepson Center
Telfair celebrates Richmond Barthé (1901–1989), one of the foremost African American artists of the 20th century, with an exhibition of two dozen of his finest bronze statues, including elegant depictions of dancers, workers, religious figures, and icons in Black history.
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