Caspera, 2019, RaMell Ross (American, born 1982), inkjet print mounted on dibond. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Fund for American Art. Image: © RaMell Ross

Caspera, 2019, RaMell Ross (American, born 1982), inkjet print mounted on dibond. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, National Endowment for the Arts Fund for American Art. Image: © RaMell Ross

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Cost: Free; registration via Zoom required

Virtual Curator’s Talk – The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

with Valerie Cassel Oliver

Thu, May 20, 2021 | 6:30–7:30 pm

Valerie Cassel Oliver, the exhibition’s curator and VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, discusses the works on view in this groundbreaking exhibition and how they reveal aesthetic traditions of the African American South and their influences on art, music, and other forms of cultural expression over the last 100 years.


Vallerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator
of Modern and Contemporary Art