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Black History Month Lecture by Dr. Lisa Farrington

The Artistic World before Racism: A Compelling Presentation of the African Diaspora Portrayed from Antiquity to the Present

In celebration of Black History Month, the Museum's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative presented "The Artistic World before Racism: A Compelling Presentation of the African Diaspora Portrayed from Antiquity to the Present," a lecture by Dr. Lisa Farrington, on February 7, 2014. Farrington, a professor in the Department of Art and Music at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, examined portrayals of the African diaspora in works of art from Egypt, Greece, and Rome to Medieval Europe and the Renaissance, and from the onset of the African slave trade to abolition. Works of art shown included selections from the Museum's permanent collection.

Above: Photo by Don Pollard