Art At Noon

An Emancipation Conversation

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
12:00 PM ET
Free with registration

Join curator Maggie Adler and artist Letitia Huckaby for a discussion of the exhibition, Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. On view during the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the exhibition contemplates what freedom looks like for Black Americans today and the legacy of the Civil War in 2023 and beyond. Highlighting the perspectives of contemporary Black artists, Emancipation features commissioned and recent works by Sadie Barnette, Alfred Conteh, Maya Freelon, Hugh Hayden, Letitia Huckaby, Jeffrey Meris, and Sable Elyse Smith. The seven installations span sculpture, photography, and paper and textile fabrications. Huckaby’s two photographic series are connected to her autobiography and the stories of the descendants of the slaveship Clotilda, the last known of its kind to illegally enter US waters. 

Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Leftkoe family,  in memory of a beloved member of the docent corps, Mildred T. Leftkoe.

Image: John Quincy Adams Ward (1830–1910), The Freedman, 1863, bronze, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, 2000.15;   Letitia Huckaby (b. 1972), Ms. Jocelyn, 2022, Pigment print on fabric with embroidery, Courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery. 

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Wednesday June 7
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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