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

March 16, 2023, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Lubar Auditorium

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Learn about the context of the Black model in European art in this lecture by Adrienne L. Childs, PhD, highlighting the Museum’s Study of a Model (1885) by the German painter Max Pietschmann, on view in the second-floor collection galleries.

About the Lecturer

Adrienne L. Childs, PhD currently serves as adjunct curator at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and is an associate of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Throughout her career, Childs has focused her research and curatorial work on the relationship between race and representation in European and American art as well as the influence and achievements of 20th- and 21st-century African American artists. She was awarded the High Museum of Art’s 2022 Driskell Prize in recognition of her contribution to African American art and art history.


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

Image: Max Pietschmann (German, 1865–1952), Study of a Model (detail), 1885. Oil on canvas. 41½ × 31½ in. 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