LECTURE: ART AND RACE DURING THE ENLIGHTENMENT IN FRANCE

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Weinstein Auditorium\Wright Hall, 5:00 PM
  • Anne Lafont, Director of Studies, Center for History and Theory of the Arts, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales – EHESS, Paris, speaks about art and race during the Enlightenment with a particular focus on the Atlantic revolutions and the pictorial imagination of the new citizen, and people of color. Professor Lafont is the author of L’art et la race. L’Africain (tout) contre l’œil des Lumières, 2018. Sponsored by Smith College Museum of Art, the Lecture Committee, and French Studies.