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Imprinted: Illustrating Race

Imprinted: Illustrating Race

Virtual Event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the Norman Rockwell Museum
Monday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.

Illustration has been at the forefront of significant, defining events in America from the Civil War and Reconstruction Era to the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s and today. Robyn Phillips-Pendleton, co-curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Imprinted: Illustrating Race, will preview the exhibition focusing on widely circulated published imagery, produced over the course of four centuries, which has impacted public perception about race in America. The Museum hopes that the exhibition, which opens in June 2022, will spark dialogue and raise awareness about the role of published art in reflecting and shaping firmly held beliefs and attitudes.

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