Black presence in the Wallace collection

Sun, 23 June 2019 15:00 – 17:00

From looted Ashanti Gold to Black Kings and Princesses

The Wallace Collection is one of the world’s great individual art collections.Hidden in its collection of over 5,500 works there are many black presences, most times hidden. We’ll take you around the Collection introducing you to many different works revealing subjects of economic capital, creators of cultural capital, kings & kingdoms, musicians, princesses, slaves, servants, saints and inspirations. You’ll be introduced to the religious, cultural and social significance of the black presence in The Wallace Collection. If you want to understand this presence in one of the great collections of 18th and 19th century art in the home of the connoisseur who brought this sumptuous collection together, then this tour is for you.

To prevent overcrowding meet point is emailed after booking. Walk last 2 hours .Private group bookings staff groups, birthdays possible. Email info@blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Other coming events :

  • Andromeda, Queen of Sheba and black women in European art
  • Special screening of Jordan Peele’s US plus Q&A at BFI Southbank June 15th
  • Black history river cruise June 22nd
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s, Soho, Notting Hill,
  • Queen Nzingha lecture 41 Eugenics and Black Beauty
  • The Black history of video games
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • Will the real Michael Jackson please stand up
  • Aretha Franklin/Marvin Gaye Black history movie breakdwon
  • Black History bus tour 14th July
  • How to move to the Caribbean and live Good

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