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Lecture on Dox Thrash: Cynthia Hawkins
March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture at 2 pm and gallery presentation for students 10:30 am
The Hyde Collection will host guest speaker Cynthia Hawkins, Ph.D. for a presentation inspired by Dox Thrash, Black Life, and the Carborundum Mezzotint. Cynthia is the director of Brodie Hall’s Lederer and Bridge Galleries, as well as the Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo. She came to the college in 2007 with the aim to develop a strong, diverse, multicultural and interdisciplinary exhibition program. She received her Ph. D. from University of Buffalo in American Studies and holds an M.F.A. from the Mt. Royal Graduate School of Painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an M.A. in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University. Her artwork has exhibited at many galleries and museums including Rush Art Foundation (NY); Buffalo Science Museum (NY); and The Bronx Museum of the Art.
Dox Thrash was part of the New Negro movement initiated by philosopher and professor Alain Locke. From the prints and paintings Dox Thrash produced, it is clear that he appreciated Locke’s call for African American artists to paint and write about African American life. This lecture will cover Dox Thrash’s art training, his work at the Philadelphia WPA, and his rendering of images of African American life in Georgia and Philadelphia.
Free with Museum admission.
RSVP by contacting Sue at 518-792-1761, ext. 350, or [email protected].