February 27, 2008 — In conjunction with the University of Virginia Art Museum's current exhibition, "Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art," U.Va. assistant professor of American art Carmenita Higginbotham will give a Lunchtime Gallery Talk on March 12, at 1 p.m. in the museum.
The talk will be an informal presentation on aspects of the exhibition, with a focus on Winslow Homer's work included in the exhibit. Higginbotham, whose research focuses on the representational strategies artists use to respond to pervasive racial and ethnic influences on American culture, will apply those views to Homer's "A Visit from the Old Mistress," a work that, although much discussed in literature about his work, has not been considered in the light of race.
The exhibition, "Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art," depicts culture in the Plantation-era South as represented through more than 70 works of art, created by artists from the early 19th century to today.
The U.Va. Art Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesdays through Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Parking is available on Bayly Drive, off Rugby Road and in the Central Grounds Parking Garage on Emmet Street.