“African American Artists”, Five Part Series With Dr. Joan Lipton At Mandell JCC Open To The Public

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to five fully illustrated lectures with art historian Dr. Joan Lipton.  Beginning on Thursday, January 14th, the series explores paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. “African American Artists” also highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured. These lectures are Open To Members and Non-Members.  You must RSVP.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. You can sign up for the entire series or individual lectures.




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 5221 Hood Rd.    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418





A Special Set of Five Talks about African American Artists

With  Joan Lipton, Ph.D. 

Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11

1:00-3:00 PM

$40 Member; $60 Guest; $15/Class



Join the Mandel JCC in this very special lecture series taught by Dr. Joan Lipton. As an experienced art historian- lecturer and a dedicated scholar, she has always had the desire to promote the study of art and culture within the audiences that she teaches. She earned a Master’s degree in art history from Hunter College, with a specialization in the Renaissance, and a PhD in art history, from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th century art. After many years of teaching art history at colleges, and adult education centers in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Lipton is pleased to share her knowledge and enthusiasm now with Florida audiences.




Dr. Joan Lipton



In five fully illustrated lectures, art historian Joan Lipton will explore paintings and sculpture that survey the black experience in America from the days of slavery to freedom after the Civil War and during the era of reconstruction. She will also present highlights of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries to reveal the talent of many male and female artists whose importance and fame are now assured.



1. Picturing African Americans and Their Life in the19th Century by Black and White Artists: Prior to the Civil War the few known African American artists exemplified an art relatively similar to that of their white contemporaries. Some, however, were willing to confront and describe the social conditions of their people. One even received international acclaim, but he reacted to the pressures of racism by leaving America and relocating in Paris. Among the white painters who presented African Americans in a relatively objective, dignified way were renowned Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, William Sidney Mount and Thomas Eakins. However, this was not true of other white artists.





2. and 3.The Harlem Renaissance and Prominent African American: Artists
After World War I many African Americans joined the mass migration to the north where the major example of expanded freedom and creativity was the Harlem Renaissance. In that atmosphere many artists came forth to create modern masterpieces.


4. Let’s Not Forget African American Women Artists: Women painters and sculptors who persevered “against all odds” did earn their deserved places in museums, galleries and publications beginning in the 19th century.



5. Contemporary African American and African Artists: A Sampling: Current African American men and women artists are producing notable and varied artistic styles and content as we will see. Before exploring current African art there will be a discussion of the superior art produced in Africa as early as 1500 through the 1900s.



For more information on the Mandel JCC or this exhibit visit our website at www.jcconline.com.

Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

The address for this event is 5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418



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