Recovering Women’s Legacies: Part Three

June 16, 2021

Part Three: Florence Sloan and Nanette Bearden

Personal Ambitions and Communal Uplift: The Collector Florence Sloan through her Archive
Evie Terrono Professor of Art History, Randolph-Macon College, Virginia

This presentation provides insights into the development of Sloan’s (1873–1953) collecting interests as recorded in her archive—including her diaries while abroad and her voluminous correspondence with artists, art dealers, and art administrators—which reveals her struggles and successes in enriching the cultural scene in Norfolk.

Legacy Building: Finding the Archive of Nanette Bearden
Diedra Harris-Kelley, Co-Director of the Romare Bearden Foundation

Harris-Kelley, Nanette Bearden’s niece, walks attendees through a sampling of intimate family photographs, promotional materials from collaborative projects, and materials related to the creation of the Bearden Foundation and her aunt’s own dance company.

As centers for art historical research, the WPI and the Frick are dedicated to promoting the accessibility of art historical information and to encouraging new avenues of exploration among scholars.

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