of Art to Host Artist Whitfield Lovell
Smith College Museum of Art announces the 8th Annual Miller
Lecture in Art and Art History, a distinguished lectureship
that was established in memory of alumna Dulcy Blume Miller í46
to bring a leading artist or art historian to campus each
The lecture, on Thursday, March
31, at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, will be given by internationally
respected artist Whitfield Lovell, whose work is currently
on view at the Museum in the exhibition More
Than You Know.
is known for his striking combinations of drawings and found
objects, which juxtapose meticulously-crafted images of anonymous
African-Americans (drawn from antique photographs) with
historically evocative objects.
poignant drawings engage with themes of memory, history,
and ancestry by creating thought-provoking representations
of African-Americans living after the Civil War and before
the Civil Rights Movement. His works create a space in which
viewers can imagine the unrecorded narratives of these individuals,
forgotten by the selective memory of American history.