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Monday, January 7, 2019

WASHINGTON DC |Curator Tour of "Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor"

Start Date: 1/7/2019 10:00 AM EST
End Date: 1/7/2019 11:15 AM EST

Venue Name: Smithsonian American Art Museum

Location:
F St NW &, 8th St NW
Washington, DC  United States  20004

Organization Name: ArtTable DC

Contact:
ArtTable DC Programs
Email: dc@arttable.org
Phone: 212 342 1735 Ext. 13



Members & Guests Free
 

Join ArtTable DC chapter for a curatorial tour of "Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor," at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 

Bill Traylor’s (ca. 1853-1949) life bridged disparate worlds: rural and urban, black and white, old and new. Born in antebellum Alabama, Traylor’s experience spanned the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration—and though it all, the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. After seven decades of rural life and farm labor, Traylor moved into the cityscape of segregated Montgomery. In his last years, he began to draw and paint the stories and memories of his life. Traylor became an artist at a time and in a place where personal expression for black Americans posed great risk, yet the images he made boldly attest to his own existence and point of view. 

When Traylor died, he left behind the only known body of drawn and painted work to chart this complex, drawn out moment between slavery and civil rights. "Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor" is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born enslaved, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date.

Thank you to Ruth Abrahams for organizing this program.


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ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.