Events

Black Images in the Collections of the Louvre

June 10, 2021
12:00 PM EDT

In partnership with Entrée to Black Paris, American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a Zoom webinar to present Black images in European art at the Louvre. The lecture, by Françoise Treuttel-Garcias, trilingual Parisian guide and lecturer who has studied at the Sorbonne and the Ecole du Louvre, will examine representations of Blacks in the collections of the Louvre and explore how they were perceived by European artists at the time that the paintings were made. It will cover several themes: saintliness, exoticism, sensuousness, and Black lives in the 17 and 18th centuries.

Founded by Monique Y. Wells and Tom Reeves, Entrée to Black Paris is a travel service that produces a multi-award-winning blog and provides guided tours to travelers who seek to explore the history, culture, and contemporary life of African Americans and the larger African diaspora in the City of Light.

For more information please contact Constance Barut at cbarut@aflouvre.org