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Drop-in Gallery Tours
19 Dec 2023

Curatorial Tour: Unnamed Figures

Join Emelie Gevalt, AFAM’s Curator of Folk Art, Curatorial Chair for Collections and co-curator of Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North, for a gallery tour of the exhibition.

Through 125 remarkable works including paintings, needlework, and photographs, this exhibition invites visitors to focus on figures who appear in—or are omitted from—early American images and will challenge conventional narratives that have minimized early Black histories in the North, revealing the complexities and contradictions of the region’s history between the late 1600s and early 1800s.

This program is free but advance registration is required. RSVP by emailing:

Image: Rufus Hathaway (1770-1822), A View of Mr. Joshua Winsor’s House, Duxbury, Massachusetts. c. 1793-1795., Oil oncanvas, 28 x 32 3/16 x 2 in. American Folk Art Museum, gift of Ralph Esmerian, 2013.1.19.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free with registration