Black History Lecture “Charles Ethan Porter

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2021-02-10 at 6:00 PM to 2021-02-10 at 7:15 PM



Celebrate Black History Month 

Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1924) was born in Hartford Connecticut. During the long 19th century, he was among the few African American artists working in New York City and Hartford, and the first African American to study at the National Academy of Design in New York City. This presentation will discuss his life, his painting, and his Hartford Connecticut community. This lecture will be given Cynthia Hawkins, Ph.D. She is the Gallery Director and Curator at SUNY Geneseo’s Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery; her research interests are 19th African American History and Art History, culture, museums, and theory.

This lecture will be through Zoom and requires registration. 

Location: Central Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: 428-7300


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