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Loyal Artists, Loyal Slaves

Tuesday, January 21 - 12:00 PM


Rachel Stephens, from the University of Alabama, will present "Loyal Artists, Loyal Slaves: Confederate Artists in Civil War Richmond" to discuss how pre-war art laid the foundation for the Lost Cause. Much can be gleaned about the role of art in 19th-century society by looking at the pro-slavery, Confederate-supporting artists. In the years leading up to the Civil War, several Richmond artists were producing work in conversation with each other, creating a visual plantation ideal that heroicized the slave master and belittled the enslaved person. Stephens’ talk situates the Lost Cause phenomenon as a mythology that built upon this pre-war visual lexicon. She will address the roots of Lost Cause mythology through the repeated trope of 

Location

145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Event Type
Historical
Art

Organization

Virginia Humanities

Date / Time

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Jeanne
Phone:
(434) 243-5522
Email:
fellows@virginiahumanities.org
More Info:
https://www.virginiahumanities.org/events/loyal-artists-loyal-slaves/