Event: Honor Frederick Douglass | SCAD Museum of Art | 10.3.2019

Honor Frederick Douglass at SCAD Museum of Art

Celebrate the life and legacy of orator, abolitionist, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass with leading scholars, visionary artists, and original performances at the SCAD Museum of Art. Presented alongside the opening of the group exhibition Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom, this day features panel discussions, gallery talks, a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David W. Blight, and a performance by artist Raphaël Barontini with the Savannah High School marching band.

An evening reception commemorates the opening of Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom, as well as new solo presentations by Barontini, Christina Forrer, and SCAD alumnus Marcus Dunn (M.F.A., painting, 2017).

Schedule of events

Artist panel discussion
Raphaël Barontini, Onyedika Chuke, and Charles Edward Williams
9 a.m.

Gallery talk
Curators and commissioned artists in Frederick Douglass: Embers of Freedom
11 a.m.

Gallery talks
Raphaël Barontini, The Golden March
Marcus Dunn, Other Youth
Christina Forrer, Feet of the Devil
2 p.m.

The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Lecture
Professor David W. Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
5 p.m.

Raphaël Barontini with Savannah High School marching band
6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia

The reception and events are free and open to the public.

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