Brandywine Opening LectureFebruary 3, 2022 at 6pm–7pm Jepson Center
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Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an opportunity to celebrate Telfair Museums’ recently acquired lithographs from the Brandywine Workshop, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1972 that has fostered the creative talents of nearly 300 artists from across the country and beyond. This exhibition spotlights the works of 13 of those artists who use the medium of printmaking to challenge us to broaden our conception of who makes art, who poses for it, and how it comes into being.
The lecture is presented by Halima Taha, a noted arts professional who has long been affiliated with the Brandywine Workshop and Archive. She is best known for her groundbreaking best seller, Collecting African American Art: Works on Paper and Canvas, the first book to validate collecting fine art, printmaking, and photography by Americans of African descent as viable assets and commodities within the marketplace. She also co-authored Thirty Years of American Printmaking: Brandywine Workshop and contributed to several books and magazines about contemporary art, collecting, appraising and arts management. Her work was also the catalyst for ushering major museums to actively pursue collections of African American Art for exhibition and acquisition, within the first two decades of this century. Halima is a committed arts advocate nurturing the development, documentation and acquisition of Black visual culture as a professional speaker and arts writer.
Presented as the 2022 W.W. Law Lecture in collaboration with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival.
Sponsored by the Telfair Academy Guild. Free admission. Limited seating; pre-registration is required.