https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meta-vaux-warrick-fuller-storytelling-sculpture-tickets-373303078557 Danforth Art Museum
14 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA 01760
Art, Rainy Day Ideas
Join us for this talk on Meta Fuller from visiting scholar Dr. Catherine Hahn from the University of Kent, England. Dr. Hahn will speak about Fuller's sculptures' influences both past and present, and who in turn influenced her works and themes!
Storytelling is part of the art created by Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (1877-1968). Fuller’s landmark sculptures speak to the African American experience and gender concerns. This talk focuses on specific artworks, including important work at the Danforth Art Museum. Fuller offers layered narratives throughout her art, informed by societal concerns. The talk will look at significant individuals, including W.E.B. DuBois, Auguste Rodin and Angelina Weld Grimké, who have influenced Fuller's art practice. We will see how her artworks speak across time to each other. Themes of violence and pain recur, as do warmth, care and humour. The discussion shows Fuller’s mode of working and storytelling is highly relevant today.
About Dr. Hahn
Dr. Catherine Hahn is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of Kent, England. She teaches a module on Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller and is currently writing on how Fuller’s practice connects with other creative thinkers, including Angelina Weld Grimké and W.E.B. DuBois. More broadly Catherine researches the role of visual arts in society and the museum as community resource. As a Researcher with the Global Gender and Cultures of Equality project (GlobalGRACE) she has been exploring how equalities are contested and made in the arts sector in the UK and South Africa.