Kehinde Wiley, best known for the official presidential portrait of Barack Obama, established his career painting young African-American men in the poses of canonic works of Western art. Using his “street casting” technique to find models, Wiley travels the world to create big, bold portraits of people of color. He wants to display an array of skin tones on museum walls whose inhabitants have in the past been overwhelmingly white.
Rebecca Albiani graduated with highest honors in Italian and Art History from UC Berkeley. She never quite finished her doctoral dissertation on 16th Century Venetian painting at Stanford, but while a graduate student she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship for research in Venice and a Graduate Lecturing Scholarship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. For the last 15 years or so she given the monthly Art History Lecture Series at the Frye Art Museum, where her topics have ranged from ancient Egypt to Pop Art.
Sunday, November 15 at 2pm
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