Art, Perception, and Social Transformation with Dr. Leo Twiggs and Frank Martin, Ph.D
February 12, 2023
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
South Carolina artist Dr. Leo Franklin Twiggs and art critic and historian Dr. Frank Martin discuss the legacies of Elizabeth Catlett and Dr. Samella Lewis. These mid-20th century pioneers in African American aesthetics helped shape increasing levels of contemporary interest in and emphasis upon African American visual culture.
Twiggs was a personal acquaintance of both Catlett and Lewis. He sponsored Catlett's visit to South Carolina in the 1980s, showing her works during his tenure as the Executive Director of The I. P. Stanback Museum at South Carolina State University. Dr. Lewis included works by Twiggs in her ground-breaking writing on African American art history.
Hear from Twiggs and Martin about these highly influential figures at this in-person viewing of a virtual interview — Dr. Martin will be at the CMA as Dr. Twiggs joins live on Zoom from his studio in Orangeburg, SC. The event will not be livestreamed.
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This program is inspired by recent exhibition The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis and by current exhibition Forward Together: African American Art from the Judy and Patrick Diamond Collection.