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Gallery Talk: The Artistic Legacy of James E. Newton: Heritage and Character Portraits

Feb 22, 2024
12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
Location: University of Delaware's Mechanical Hall Gallery
Cost: Free

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Humor and history were key components that informed the late James E. Newton’s artistic process. In the exhibition The Artistic Legacy of James E. Newton: Heritage and Character Portraits, get a closer look at the drawings, collages and prints of the celebrated artist, public intellectual and University of Delaware professor of African American history, and discover the many faces he used to explore character and personality.

During this daytime program, join graduate student Carolyn Hauk, who co-curated the exhibition, to learn more about works on view.

Toward the end of the program, attendees will be invited to embrace their inner artist and sketch what inspires them as we launch a series of monthly drop-in events designed to support and encourage communal sketching. Supplies will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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This event is part of a collaboration between the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware to celebrate James E. Newton’s legacy as an artist, UD professor and leader in the Delaware community. Exhibitions are on view at the Delaware Art Museum, UD’s Mechanical Hall Gallery and UD’s Morris Library.