Art Speaks: Black Craftspeople, Objects, and the Southern Landscape

06/19/21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Community Event

Admission: Free.

In celebration of Juneteenth, Tiffany Momon, founder and codirector of the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive, will explore the decorative arts, architecture, and handcrafts created by African Americans in the early American South and discuss how scholars, curators, and cultural institutions have historically neglected to highlight their stories and accomplishments. She will introduce the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive and discuss the methods used to uncover Black craftspeople through examining historical documents, objects, and places. Momon will also speak about David Drake, creator of a vessel that was recently acquired by the Museum, as well as highlight Black craftspeople who lived and worked in Missouri.

This virtual program will take place via Zoom and will include opportunities for participants to ask questions with the Q&A feature. Attendees’ mics and cameras will not be activated. This event will have automated closed captions through Zoom.

Website:
Art Speaks: Black Craftspeople, Objects, and the Southern Landscape

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Virtual Meeting

Sponsor:
St. Louis Art Museum

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