Lecture: Charmaine Nelson

Lecture: Charmaine Nelson

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Charmaine Nelson is a Professor of Art History at McGill University who has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation, Black Canadian Studies, and African Canadian Art History. Referencing her book, Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art, Nelson’s lecture will address Molly Lamb Bobak’s painting Private Roy, Canadian Women’s Army Corps.

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Charmaine A. Nelson is a Professor of Art History at McGill University. She has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation, and Black Canadian Studies. Nelson has published seven books including Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica (2016), and Towards an African Canadian Art History: Art, Memory, and Resistance (2018). Her media work includes CBC, BBC One, PBS, Huffington Post Canada, and The Walrus. Most recently, she was the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University (2017-2018).

Photo: Charles Michael

Molly Lamb Bobak, Private Roy, Canadian Women’s Army Corps, CWM 19710261-1626, Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum.