Artists Deborah Roberts and Robert A. Pruitt discuss the influence and legacy of Charles White, plus their own interest in representations of black bodies, in this conversation moderated by
Artists Deborah Roberts and Robert A. Pruitt discuss the influence and legacy of Charles White, plus their own interest in representations of black bodies, in this conversation moderated by Dr. Cherise Smith, Chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at The University of Texas at Austin. This talk is held in conjunction with the exhibitions “Charles White: Celebrating the Gordon Gift“ at the Blanton Museum of Art and “Charles White and the Legacy of the Figure: Celebrating the Gordon Gift“ at the Christian-Green Gallery on the UT Austin campus. This event is free to attend.
UPDATE 10/8: There will be a walk-up line for no-show tickets, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have a ticket, please ensure you arrive 20-30 minutes before it starts at 6:30pm. If you are unable to come, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so another person can use your ticket.
Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.
The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
IMAGE CREDIT: [Left] Robert A. Pruitt, Usher Board President, 2018. Charcoal and conte on coffee stained paper, 84 × 60 in. Private collection. Image courtesy of the artist and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle, WA. [Right] Deborah Roberts, Skewered, 2017, collage, acrylic, and graphite, 44 x 32 in. Promised gift of Jeanne and Michael Klein, 2017
(Tuesday) 6:30 pm