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UNM Professor Kirsten Pai Buick focuses on 19th century artists who lives spanned a time from slavery to emancipation.
African Americans have used the visual arts to express themselves for centuries. In this talk, Kirsten Pai Buick focuses on 19th century artists whose lives spanned a time of watershed social changes from slavery to emancipation.
Kirsten Pai Buick received a B.A. in Art History and Italian Literature from the University of Chicago. She completed both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In 2001, Buick became an associate professor of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico where she teaches American and African American art. Her most recent publication, Child of the Fire: Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Problem of Art History’s Black and Indian Subject from Duke University Press explores the life of Edmonia Lewis, an African American female sculptor.