Start time: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Eastern Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Smithsonian American Art Museum Chief Curator Virginia Mecklenburg discusses her curatorial perspective on the vision and creativity of African American artists and the various ways these artists have expressed notions of Civil Rights from protest to identity and representation to community.
Virginia Mecklenburg is the chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She oversees the museum’s curatorial and conservation staffs and its acquisitions and collections programs. She has been a curator of painting and sculpture at the museum since 1979. Her research interests include American art and culture, Ashcan art, New Deal art, American abstraction, pop art and Latino art.