Lecture: Frank Woods, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

Feb 15, 7pm - 8pm

Lecture: Frank Woods, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy photo

Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. This lecture examines Tanner‘s life and career based on Dr. Frank Woods' new biography Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy (Routledge, 2017.)

Frank Woods is Assistant of Professor of African American Art History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the former director of the African American Studies Program at UNCG and has published recently in Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, American Art, and The Journal of Black Masculinity.

This lecture is sponsored by the UNCG School of Art, Lloyd International Honors College, and the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program. A reception follows.

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