Free — Register HERE. Associate Curator of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of ArtDr. Denise Murrell
brings to light overlooked narratives within the history of art, giving specific attention to the roles of Black women. Originally a student of economics, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and worked with high-profile finance companies before deciding to study art history. Driven by a desire to understand the different contexts in which artists have presented Black figures in their work, she went on to take not just a few courses but to complete her doctorate in art history at Columbia and turn her dissertation into the critically acclaimed book and exhibition, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse
Though born in New York, Murrell was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina and now serves on the National Advisory Board for the Ackland Museum of Art at UNC Chapel Hill. The Weatherspoon is delighted to welcome her to Greensboro to learn more about her work and current projects spanning nineteenth-century European paintings, the Harlem Renaissance, and contemporary art.Presented by the UNC Greensboro Concert and Lecture Series with the Weatherspoon Art Museum and UNC Greensboro School of Art’s Falk Visiting Artist Program.
Photo: Denise Murrell, Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Eileen Travell