The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture Series: Featuring Artist Whitfield Lovell

Jepson Center Thursday, October 25, 2012 / 6 pm

Telfair Museums’ Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) presents the annual Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture Series featuring contemporary artist Whitfield Lovell.

Thursday October 25 / 6pm / Jepson Center, Neises Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow
Please RSVP to 912.790.8869


Acclaimed mixed media artist Lovell’s most recent work includes tableaux constructed from charcoal drawings on vintage wood combined with found objects. In creating his work, Lovell draws upon a personal archive of hundreds of studio photographs of anonymous African-Americans, most dating from the early years of the twentieth century. Lovell is a recipient of a 2007 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and his work is represented in museum collections nationally.

The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Lecture Series was established in 2007. It presents programs by noted scholars of African American art as well as distinguished African American artists. Past programs included lectures by Dr. Richard Powell of Duke University and by artist Richard Mayhew.

Sponsored by the Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation.


Whitfield Lovell; Autour Du Monde, 2008; conte crayon on wood panels with globes; 102 x 189 x 171 inches; Courtesy of DC Moore Gallery.