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Virtual Art Seminar

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Black Heroes of Art

Discover the Unsung Black Artists & Models who Left their Mark on Art History 


Join an intimate community for four lively discussions on the representation of black people in art. In each class, we will learn about an important black artist or model. We will study art from 1800 to the present, observing societal shifts and artistic movements and the roles played by people of African descent therein. Finally, we will examine work by contemporary black artists. Inspired by two exhibitions – Posing Modernity at Columbia University (2018) and The Black Model at Musée d’Orsay (2019) – this series integrates cutting-edge research from scholars such as Denise Murrell, Cécile Bishop, James Smalls, and Wendy Grossman. No background in art necessary. All that's required is a curious mind. 


Sessions are led by Lauren Jimerson, PhD. in partnership with MoAD.

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Live From Paris, where we go beyond the Louvre!

"Black Heroes of Art" aims to stimulate a deeper understanding and spark conversations

on the history and importance of the black figure in art with friends from the MoAD community.

Discuss cutting-edge research which has redefined art history.

Learn about the ingenuity of black artists past and present. 

Connect with others and explore art, history, and culture.

Next Series:

Sundays at 11:30 am PST, October 25-November 15

Last year, Lauren spoke on France 24 about the "Black Models" exhibition held at Musée Orsay. 

Denise Murrell's pioneering research has drawn international attention to the topic of the representation of people of color in art. 

Discover Black Models & Artists Past and Present

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Connect with friends around the world to explore art, history and culture

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Join us!

Next Series:

Sundays at 11:30 am PST, October 25-November 15

  • Each webinar is limited to a maximum of 10 people to enable lively and engaging discussions.

  • A series of 4 webinars, each session is 90 minutes.

  • Only one date appears in the booking system. However, your reservation includes all 4 seminars.

  • No background in art necessary. All that's required is a curious mind. 

If you have any questions, 

please contact us!

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