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Denise Murrell

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Dr. Denise Murrell is the Associate Curator of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In her work, she brings to light overlooked narratives within the history of art, giving specific attention to the roles of Black women. Originally a student of economics, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and worked with high-profile finance companies before deciding to study art history. Driven by a desire to understand the different contexts in which artists have presented Black figures in their work, she went on to take not just a few courses but to complete her doctorate in art history at Columbia and turn her dissertation into the critically acclaimed book and exhibition, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse.

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Though born in New York, Dr. Murrell was raised in Gastonia, North Carolina and now serves on the National Advisory Board for the Ackland Museum of Art at UNC Chapel Hill. An advocate for mentorship programs and supporting minority scholars, Dr. Murrell currently serves on the board of ArtTable, a leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts. Join us as she speaks about her current projects spanning nineteenth-century European paintings, the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary art.

This program is presented jointly by UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, the UNCG School of Art’s Falk Visiting Artist Program, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum.


April 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weatherspoon Art Museum
500 Tate St
Greensboro, NC United States
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