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FAAAC Lecture on African-American painter Allan CriteThursday, January 175:30 p.m.FAAAC Lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite
The CMA membership affiliate group, Friends of African American Art and Culture (FAAAC) hosts Warren Wilson College art professor Dr. Julie Caro for an illustrated lecture on African-American painter Allan Crite. Often considered the grandfather of the Boston art scene, Crite's paintings depict religious themes and general African-American experiences. His 1946 painting Madonna of the Subway is an example of a blend of genres, showing a Black Holy Mother and baby Jesus riding on Boston's subway. Crite said, "I've only done one piece of work in my whole life and I am still at it. I wanted to paint people of color as normal humans. I tell the story of man through the black figure." Special thanks to the Greek Orthodox Church for their sponsorship of this program. A reception follows the lecture.


  • Free to the public.