Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Pompe Stevens, Enslaved Artisan

I have a new article up at Common-place, exploring the history of enslaved artisans like Pompe Stevens. The main argument is that modern museums (particularly those in Northern cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Boston) can expand their interpretation of early African-American art by re-contextualizing decorative arts objects that were made in workshops that employed skilled slaves.

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