A Convening on the Occasion of Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 1 PM EST

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Kinshasha Holman Conwill,  Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Richard Powell

In celebration of Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South, join three prominent scholars as they consider topics of their choice inspired by the works in the exhibition. Another Tradition focuses on the medium of drawing in the art of Thornton Dial, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Bill Traylor, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.

Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do: Vision and Commitment In the Work of Southern Black Artists
Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture  

Dispatches from the Mind of Purvis
Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University

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Nellie Mae Rowe, Untitled (Woman Talking to Animals), 1981.

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