Members-Only Coffee and Culture

ForPMA Members

Members-Only Coffee and Culture

Saturday, April 15
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Part of Barnet Scholar's Weekend
Free for members. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. by Saturday, April 8 to (207) 775-6148 or membership@portlandmuseum.org.

"Slavery, Liberation, and Canonization: Harriet Tubman and Public Memory"
The PMA welcomes Renée Ater, Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, as our visiting scholar for Barnet Scholar's Weekend.

Members are invited to enjoy coffee and pastries followed by a lecture on the historic and modern day commemorations of Harriet Tubman, whose portrait will soon grace the $20 bill. Tubman’s trajectory from slavery, to liberation, and eventually canonization has been central to and emblematic of a recent wave of American monuments devoted to slavery, resistance, and emancipation.

Renée Ater is a historian of 19th- and 20th-century American art. Her research and teaching focuses on issues of race, gender, and national identity, as well as public culture, memory, and monument building.

This program is generously supported by the Will Barnet Foundation. 

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