About this Event
601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, GA 31401
The SCAD Museum of Art welcomes artist Afua Richardson as this year’s distinguished Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence lecturer. In her talk titled The Anatomy of a Renaissance, presented on the occasion of the exhibition Aaron Douglas: Sermons, Richardson mines the impact of the Harlem Renaissance on generations of creators and discusses signs of a rebirth in the creative sphere that we have yet to name.
About the artist
Afua Richardson (b. 1980) is an American illustrator best known for her work on the Eisner Award-winning comic book series Black Panther: World of Wakanda. Other works include X-Men ’92, All-Star Batman, and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, directed by Misha Green and produced by JJ Abrams and Jordan Peele. In addition to her work as an illustrator, Richardson is a musician and voice actor, and a mentor to many aspiring artists. She is the creator of the upcoming series Aquarius: The Book of Mer.
Established in 2011, SCAD MOA’s Walter and Linda Evans Center for African American Studies celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture. Through experimental public programs, immersive workshops, riveting lectures, and topical symposia, the Evans Center immerses students and community members in the rich tapestry of Black expression.
This event is free and open to the public. It is presented with generous support from the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.