Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

November 17, 2018 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom is an art exhibit that focuses on an extraordinary – and now lost – historical artifact: a “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist, and former soldier who was also the leader of an ambitious antislavery movement in Cuba during the Age of Revolution.

The last day of the two-month exhibit is November 17. Check website for the gallery's open hours.

aponte.dukefsp.org

Duke University’s Power Plant Gallery and Forum for Scholars and Publics are partners in the exhibit, and, in collaboration with a number of campus and community partners, present an accompanying series of events exploring the histories and stories behind the Visionary Aponte exhibition and its timely meditations on slavery, black incarceration, revolution, and artistic expression.

Organizers: Power Plant Gallery and Forum for Scholars and Publics

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