Jonathan M. Square Curates Odalisque Atlas: White History as Told Through Art Showcasing Nell Painter

Dr. Jonathan M. Square, a faculty member in the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University, who specializes in fashion and visual culture in the African Diaspora has curated a two-part art exhibition. The art exhibition showcases the work of Nell Painter, a groundbreaking historian of the black experience and racial formations in the United States. After penning several award-winning books including Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas after Reconstruction and The History of White People, Painter retired from Princeton, earned her BFA and MFA, and has now embarked on a second brilliant career in painting and text-driven work. Dr. Square’s curation invites viewers to reflect on Painter’s unique negotiation of aesthetic traditions and the politics of her self-expression.

The next exhibition, Odalisque Atlas: White History as Told through Art  runs from October 17 through December 12 in the Knafel Concourse in the Center for Government and International Studies (1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138).

Posted: December 5, 2019
Tagged: Around the Profession