Black Presence in the National Gallery

Sun, Apr 17, 11:00

Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings from 1500 to 1900s

 

From the margins to the centre.From objects and subjects of economic capital ;to creators and definers of cultural capital.Our African focused tour of the National Gallery reveals the many and varied Black presences to be found in the paintings and works on display from 1500’s to 1900’s. The tour looks at why they are there, what they meant in their time and what they mean to us today. We will cover:

  • African Kings and Queens
  • The Moor’s head
  • Musicians and Entertainers
  • Faces in a crowd
  • Artists
  • Servants and slaves

 

 

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