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Coffee with a Curator – SOLD OUT

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February 7 @ 10:30am 11:30am

Impressionism and Black History

Join us for this installment of our Coffee with a Curator series where Museum Staff or invited guests speak on a range of Dalí-inspired topics.

In celebration of Black History Month and our special exhibition, Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More, this month’s talk will feature Dr. Dallas Jackson as he explores how the Impressionist movement provided the foundation that many artists, including himself, use to develop their technical skills. He will explicate how artist like the Florida Highwaymen (1950s) captured their environments through “en plein air” painting and how the Florida Highwaymen prevailed through racial injustice to create venues for their artwork.

In 1982, Dr. Jackson began his early years of studying art at The Dalí Museum. Much like Salvador Dalí, Dr. Jackson’s earlier works were landscapes of his environment with color applications that provided aerial perspective. His recent series evolved to narratives of economic despair, migration and gentrification.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required), with overflow seating available in the Raymond James Community Room or live on YouTube (link below).

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Dr. Dallas Jackson

Dr. Dallas Jackson is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida and earned a BA in Fine Arts, three education degrees, MEd, EdS and an EdD, and recently completed his MFA in Painting. A career public servant of 30 years, he has maintained an art practice and has had many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the Tampa Bay Area. He has works in private and permanent museum collections as well. Dr. Jackson is also an arts consultant with USF and has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant through Creative Pinellas to provide arts education to visually impaired students at Lighthouse in Pinellas County. Learn more about him here.