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ArtScapades at New Canaan Library Starts New Year with Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

ArtScapades at New Canaan Library moves into the second part of its 2020-2021 series, “A New Look at Modern Art.” with a presentation that looks at the art of other cultures. On Monday, January 11 at 7 PM EST, Artscapades will present Crossing Cultures: From the Mexican Muralists to African American Modernists via Zoom. Please register at newcanaanlibrary.org; Zoom sign in information will be provided upon registration.
In this lecture, Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffleman will discuss how the leading Mexican muralists, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, had an impact on the African American artists working during this period. The work of the Mexican muralists inspired American artists including Hale Woodruff, Elizabeth Catlett, and Charles White, to use their art to protest economic, social, and racial injustices.

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman of ArtScapades began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and are returning for their twelfth season at New Canaan Library.

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