Gallery Talk: The Incident and the Borderland Sanctuary
February 26, 4 p.m.
Maurita Poole, director, Clark Atlanta Art Museum will focus on the significance of Mexico for the development of John Wilson’s mural The Incident. La Esmeralda, Mexico’s national school of art, will be discussed as a safe space and relatively sacred site for Wilson as he grappled with the difficult subject of lynching and racial terror in the United States. Wilson’s treatment of lynching will also be compared with works by Hale Woodruff and Frederick Flemister – two artists who addressed the issue while residing in the U.S. South.
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