In a lecture drawn from her riveting new book, A Revolution of Color, hear Harvard historian Jane Kamensky bring Copley’s world and art to life, while exploring the fraught relationships between liberty and slavery, family duty and personal ambition, and legacy and posterity—tensions that shaped Copley’s America, and beset us still.

Book signing to follow in the Main MFA Bookstore and Shop.

Jane Kamensky, professor of History, Harvard University; Pforzheimer Faculty Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; author of A Revolution in Color


Above: John Singleton Copley, A Boy with a Flying Squirrel (Henry Pelham), 1765. 1978.297. Oil on canvas. Gift of the artist’s great-granddaughter.

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