Field trip to see Art and Activism at Tougaloo College at the Amistad Center for Art and Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT
Friday, October 28, 2022
Bus departs Brown at 9:00am Faunce Arch/Waterman Street- Bus returns at 4:45pm Faunce Arch/Waterman Street
Cost & Attendee Limit
Free, Limit 20 attendees
An invitation to the Brown community to see Art and Activism at Tougaloo College- a special exhibition at the Amistad Center for Art and Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut.
Exhibition Curator, Turry Flucker will lead a tour of the exhibition featuring works of art from the collection of Tougaloo College. Art and Activism traces the birth and development of the Tougaloo College Collection. Established at the height of the civil rights movement by a group of New York art activists, the Tougaloo College Collection was the first collection of modern art in the state of Mississippi. The College became an unlikely hub of European and New York Modernism and a place that the collection’s founders envisioned as “an interracial oasis in which the fine arts are the focus and magnet”. This significant and distinctive collection would shape the institution’s efforts to advance the cause of civil rights This landmark college collection features works of art by major European artists of the 20th century, alongside significant American artists including Robert Motherwell, Emma Amos and David Driskell.
A complimentary soul food luncheon served at the Museum Café along with free time for exploration at the museum will round out the day.
Transportation to and from the Wadsworth Atheneum is provided by coach bus.
This opportunity is sponsored by the University Curator in partnership with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. Questions? Email [email protected].