Posing Modernity: Wallach Gallery Rethinks the Black Model’s Role in Modernism

Monday, October 22, 2018

Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today—the latest exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery on its Manhattanville Campus—re-examines the history of modern art. Specifically, it proposes that the changing representation of the black female figure has been central to the development of modernism.

This groundbreaking show grew out of scholarship by Denise Murrell (GSAS’04, M.Phil’10, Ph.D.’14), who is the Wallach Gallery’s Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, and curator of the exhibition.

Posing Modernity is open from October 24, 2018 until February 10, 2019.

Learn more about Denise Murrell's story and preview some of the pieces featured in the exhibit.