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Lecture: “Black Men in Red: 19th-Century Models in Color”

April 25, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Learn about the context of the Black model in European art in this lecture by Adrienne L. Childs, PhD, adjunct curator at The Phillips Collection, in Washington, DC. She will highlight the Museum’s Study of a Model (1885) by the German painter Max Pietschmann, on view in the second-floor collection galleries. Childs was awarded the High Museum of Art’s Driskell Prize in recognition of her contribution to African American art and art history.

This drop-in experience is included with Museum admission and is free for Members. Admission tickets are available at the door or online.

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Sponsored by
Milwaukee Art Museum’s Fine Arts Society
Milwaukee Art Museum’s African American Art Alliance


Image: Max Pietschmann (German, 1865–1952), Study of a Model (detail), 1885. Oil on canvas. 41 ½ × 31 ½ in. (105.41 × 80.01 cm). Purchase, with funds from Avis Martin Heller in honor of the Fine Arts Society M2020.39. Photo by John R. Glembin

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202