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Artist Talk: Mario Moore

Mario Moore, artist

Thu, 9/22 · 4:30 pm5:30 pm EDT · 100 Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton University Art Museum; the Lewis Center for the Arts; the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

Join us for a talk by artist Mario Moore to celebrate the installation of his painting The Great Reckoning in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

The work depicts Moore’s ancestor, Thomas Moore, a Black Union Army soldier who fought in the Civil War, as he distances himself from a rearing white horse. A parchment inscribed with Frederick Douglass’s 1863 speech urging Black men to take up arms in service of the Union lays at the soldier’s feet, a counterpart to the Confederate flag under the horse’s hooves. With these dueling symbols, the artist invites us to consider the contested histories that link our pasts and present.

This program is cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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