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Edmonia Lewis, Margaret Foley and the White Marmorean Flock, Athena Art Foundation, UK

The African American and Ojibwe sculptor Edmonia Lewis – best known for her iconic Forever Free – was one of a remarkable group of American women sculptors working in mid-nineteenth-century Rome. Dubbed “the White Marmorean Flock” by novelists Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James, the group also included Margaret Foley, Anne Whitney, and Harriet Hosmer.

Join us for this online event, organized by Athena Art Foundation, to hear Charmaine A. Nelson, Provost Professor, Black Diasporic Art and Visual Culture, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ramey Mize, Assistant Curator of American Art, Portland Museum of Art, discussing these women, what drew them to Rome, and their legacy for women artists of succeeding generations.