African, African-American art subject of library talk

Discover the relationships that exist between Africa and America through culture, music, religion and visual representation in a free program, “Beauty & Sophistication: African and African-American Art.”

The talk takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 in the Williamsburg Library Theatre. The program is part of “Centuries of Art @ Your Library,” the series co-sponsored by the library, This Century Gallery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The program is free and no tickets are required.

Karen Getty, docent program coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will show objects in the museum's African Collection, how they were used, who would have made and used them, and the traditions that surround them.

Learn how these types of objects are still used today. Old myths and stereotypes will be dispelled to reveal the beauty and sophistication that lie at the heart of African and African-American art.

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