Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Ticket Required

Attendees will receive a Zoom link via e-mail after reserving tickets. Please note, this link will only be active on the day of the event.


Join us to discuss “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” an exhibition that brings together monumental storage jars by the enslaved and literate potter and poet Dave, later recorded as David Drake (about 1800–about 1870), with rare examples of utilitarian wares from Old Edgefield, powerful face vessels by unrecorded makers in the 19th-century American South, and work by contemporary artists such as Theaster Gates, Simone Leigh, and Robert Pruitt.

Hear from Ethan Lasser, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas, about the collaborative process behind the making of this landmark exhibition and the contemporary responses to Dave’s work.

Virtual event hosted on Zoom

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