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Lecture: “A Very Strong Likeness of Her”

July 27, 2023, 6:15 pm7:15 pm


Learn about race and class status in colonial Jamaica through the story behind the portrait of Miss Frances Lee. Mia L. Bagneris, associate professor of art history and Africana studies and director of the Africana Studies Program at Tulane University, details this complex history. A reception on Baumgartner Terrace will follow.

This drop-in experience is included with Museum admission and is free for Members. Come prepared for your visit by reserving tickets at the door or online.


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

Image: Francis Cotes (English, 1726–1770), Miss Frances Lee (detail), 1769. Oil on canvas. 36 × 28¼ in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Vogel, M1964.5. Photo by Larry Sanders