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Book Festival: Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art

Date: February 9, 2021Time: 12:00 pm

Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 • 12:00PM

Artist Irma Stern is one of the nation's most controversial modern figures. This book explores how Stern became South Africa's most prolific painter of black, Jewish, and coloured (mixed-race) life while maintaining a neutral position on apartheid. Spanning from the Boer War, to Nazi Germany, to apartheid South Africa, Irma Stern's life and work document important cultural and political moments in modern history

LaNitra M. Berger

LaNitra M. Berger is the senior director of fellowships at George Mason University, where she is also affiliate faculty in Art History and the African and African American Studies program. She received her MA and PhD in art history from Duke and a BA in art history and international relations from Stanford. She is originally from San Bernardino, California.

 

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