Bermuda’s ACE showcases heritage with Anna Lefroy’s botanical paintings

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Residents will get a rare chance to look at some of Charlotte Anna Lefroy’s work.

The ACE Gallery is displaying Celebrating Bermuda’s Colours: Bermuda Botanicals 1871 – 1877.

It is the first time they have been showcased since they were created in the 1870s.

In celebration of the 2013 Heritage Month theme, The Colours, Sights and Sounds of Bermuda, the ACE Gallery and the Bermuda National Trust have partnered to allow the general public to enjoy these works of art.

Celebrating Bermuda’s Colours features a selection of botanical paintings and drawings taken from an album by Charlotte Anna Lefroy which was completed while she was in Bermuda with her husband, Major-General John Henry Lefroy, who was Governor from 1871 – 1877.

Jennifer Gray, executive director of the Bermuda National Trust,said in a press release: “The Trust is ever so grateful to ACE and the exhibit team for this extraordinary show…

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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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