Image of the Black at Tate Britain

Sunday 28 July

Two hour unscripted tour of Tate Britain to reveal the Black presence in the collection from the sixteenth century to the present day.

 

Tate Britain is the home of British art from 1500 to the present day where we see Black presence move from the object of economic capital to creators of cultural capital mirroring the changing position of Black folk in British society.

The cultural movement in Britain from the Enlightenment to Romanticism is tracked as seen in how British art focusing on its Black presence developed over that period including the response to slavery in the eighteenth century to feminist and gay art of the twentieth century.

If you want to underatnd the role of the Black presence in British art then this tour is for you.

Your tour guide is Michael I. Ohajuru DUniv, FRSA

Honoray Doctorate from Open Univeristy (2024), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (2022), Senior Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (2017), Honours degrees in Physics (1974) and Art History (2008). Blogs, writes and speaks regularly on the Black presence in Renaissance Europe. Has spoken at the National Gallery, Tate Britain, British Library, National Archives and the Victoria Albert Museum. Founder of Image of the Black in London Galleries a series of gallery tours , the Project Director and Chief Evangelist of The John Blanke Project: an Art and Archive project celebrating John Blanke the Black trumpeter to courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII, co-convener of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies What’s Happening in Black British History series of workshops and founder member of the Black Presence in British Portraiture network

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