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Art Break: Glory Samjolly

Friday, March 8, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Join Glory Samjolly, a figurative painter, and the founder of the Black Aristocrat Art platform, along with being the artist in residence at Hidden Hills in West Asheville, for this month’s Art Break. She will lead a gallery talk about reinterpreting black portraiture in the Museum’s SECU Collection Hall, Intersections in American Art.

About the Artist

Glory Samjolly is a figurative painter and founder of Black Aristocrat Art platform. She is an Afro-Caribbean and British citizen at birth, assessing ethnic minority identities in the western world by creating iconic narratives through portraiture. Living in London has taught Glory to use ethnic isolation as a platform of distinction rather than a victim collective. Painting is the bridge that transforms her thoughts into visuality. Each painting has a voice of its own; they ask questions, or sometime just make great statements. Art history is a critical subject for her, because not long ago she realized that ethnic minorities in Britain find themselves out of place in the spaces of historical European art, hence their disinterest in the subject. Before a painting of hers reaches its finished form, it requires investigation into her sitter, and their autonomy in society.

Art Breaks

These informal gallery talks that educate and engage visitors in dialogue with Museum staff, volunteer educators, or special guests.

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