- Jul 14 2021
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Botanical Briefing: We Dream A World, African American Landscape Painters of Mid-Century Florida, The Highwaymen
Special Discussion: We Dream A World, African American Landscape Painters of Mid-Century Florida, The Highwaymen presented by Radiah Harper, Guest Curator
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
What prepared young African American adults to become the enduring landscape artists they are today? What was inside of them that encouraged the pursuit of a creative life? Join us for a discussion about the community that supported these young artists, the entrepreneurial spirit that helped them see painting as another way to live in the world to the little-known tale of an art teacher that saw their potential and helped to empower them.
Radiah Harper, Guest Curator for this exhibition is an artist and museum management consultant who serves cultural institutions. She is committed to racial equity and justice and supports dialogue and collaboration to promote action in organizations ready to examine long-established biases and limiting beliefs, and whose goals include becoming truly inclusive and accessible. Radiah has an extensive practice developing transformational experiences at the intersection of visual art, critical thinking, and social change. In her career she has served as Executive Director and Curator, Museum for African American Art, Tampa, Florida; Vice Director for Education and Program Development, Brooklyn Museum, NY; Assistant Professor, Teachers College of Columbia University; and Author. Radiah’s mission is to create space with and for BIPOC, to help shed light and move us forward.
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