Judy Watson’s work on Jefferson recognised

An article by Robert Hull, link below, notes praise from Henry Wiencek – a Thomas Jefferson scholar and author of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves”, to Judy Watson and her “experimental beds” in a lecture at the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library.

He writes, “Like Wiencek’s recent book, Watson’s art challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding Jefferson and slavery.

“Both Wiencek and Watson add to what we already know about Jefferson, asking us to look at him anew with the recognition that our founder fully participated in the violence that was American slavery,” said Margo Smith, director and curator of U.Va.’s Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, which sponsored the lecture.”
Here’s the U.Va. Today story about it:
http://news.virginia.edu/content/master-mountain-author-pays-tribute-australian-artist-inspired-jefferson.

 

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