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A Conversation with Amy Sherald
In an interview-style program, Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture and director of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and 2016 competition winner Amy Sherald will cover a wide range of topics, from Sherald’s artistic training and her decision to enter the juried Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition to her views on the state of portraiture today.
ABOUT THE OUTWIN BOOCHEVER PORTRAIT COMPETITION
Every three years, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists to participate in the most prestigious portrait contest in the country: the juried Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. In 2016, its fourth iteration, jurors selected 43 winning works from more than 2,500 entries. The first-prize winner of the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Amy Sherald has gained significant prominence recently as the commissioned artist for the official portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Free and Open to the Public
RSVP Required- Register on the Ackland’s website.
This program is presented by the Ackland Art Museum and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History in connection with The “Outwin: American Portraiture Today” on view at the Ackland (1 June – 26 August 2018).