Friday, October 23, 2009

Discussion of Aaron Douglas at the Sheldon

Did you know that Aaron Douglas, the painter of the Harlem Renaissance, was from the Great Plains? He grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and went to school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. You can learn all about him at an upcoming discussion at the Sheldon on Tuesday. From the event description:
Director J. Daniel Veneciano will discuss artist Aaron Douglas, who graduated from the University of Nebraska. This program, part of UNL's Diversity Working Group talk series, will be held in Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. It is free and the public is invited. Visitors who bring brown bag lunches may eat in the Sheldon boardroom after the talk.

When: October 27th 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
Where: Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you are interested in learning more about Aaron Douglas on the Great Plains, take a look at an essay which appeared in Great Plains Quarterly (Fall 2000, Vo. 20, #4): Great Plains Pragmatist: Aaron Douglas and the Art of Social Protest, by Audrey Thompson.