EXH: “Richmond Barthé: The Seeker” and Gallery Talk @ Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

Richmond Barthé: The Seeker
November 6, 2010 – June 12, 2011

Gallery of African American Art
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery

Guest Curator: Margaret Rose Vendryes

Richmond Barthé, who was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, began his career in 1927 during his training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Barthé initially studied painting, but after he was exposed to modeling the human form in clay, he found his calling and began to attain success as a sculptor. After his move to New York, where he was associated with the Harlem Renaissance, Barthé established a reputation as one of the leading modern artists of his time, as well as one of the first African American artists to obtain critical success and celebrity.

Gallery Talk and Reception

Saturday, April 16
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Guest Curator, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D. will speak on the highlights of bronze sculptor, Richmond Barthé’s life and career.  She will also be available to sign her book Barthé a Life in Sculpture which is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

The event is Free for members
$5 for non-members


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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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