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Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
800 G St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
The simplified forms of Bill Traylor's artwork belie the complexity of his world, creativity, and inspiring bid for self-definition in a segregated culture. Join us for an afternoon of discussions and lectures on topics related to the exhibition, Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor. Exhibition curator Leslie Umberger leads a distinguished group of scholars who provide new insights and information about how one man's visual record of African American life gives larger meaning to the story of the nation.
FREE admission; no ticket required
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Streets NW
12:30 p.m. –Doors open/opening remarks
1:00 p.m. –Session I: Introduction of Panelists
1:10 p.m. –Leslie Umberger,
1:40 p.m. –William Ferris
2:10 p.m. –Richard J. Powell
2:40 p.m. –Discussion with Session I Panelists
3:15 p.m. –Break
3:35 p.m. –Session II: Introduction of Panelists
3:45 p.m. –Randall Seth Morris
4:15 p.m. –Diana Baird N'Diaye
4:45 p.m. –Radcliffe Bailey
5:15 p.m. –Discussion with Session II Panelists
5:50-6:50 p.m. –Reception, McEvoy Auditorium lobby
Please note: If under any circumstance the museum is not open to the public on Feb. 22 the Symposium will be postponed to Sunday, March 17.
Support for the Margaret Z. Robson Symposium Series is provided by Douglas O. Robson.
Image credit: Bill Traylor, «Untitled (Dog Fight with Writing),» ca. 1939–1940, opaque watercolor and pencil on paperboard. Smithsonian American Art Museum; Museum purchase through the Luisita L. andFranz H. Denghausen Endowment. Photo by Gene Young