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Self-Taught Genius: A History of Black Portraiture in America (Bath)

June 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

June 5, 2014 6:00-7:15 pm

Joshua Johnson’s Portrait of a Gentleman is one of the American Museum’s most evocative paintings. Starting with this image, Professor Celeste Marie Bernier traces the history of African American portraiture from its birth in the eighteenth century among the black artists who strove to create art against the odds.

Celeste Marie Bernier is a Professor of African American Studies at Nottingham University and is currently a Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Yale University.

£7 (£5 Museum members)

All participants must register to take part in courses, workshops, and lectures. To register call 01225 820866 or email workshops@americanmuseum.org.


The American Museum in Britain
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The American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor
Bath, BA2 7BD United Kingdom
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01225 820866
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