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Animated Events. Bill Traylor (American, ca. 1853– - 1949). ca. 1939. Graphite and tempera on cardboard.12 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (32.4 x 17.5 cm). San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Block in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Harmon Kelley

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts—Film Screening, Poetry, and Dance

Feb 07, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

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Add to Calendar 2/07/2023 6:00 PM 2/07/2023 8:00 PM America/Chicago Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts—Film Screening, Poetry, and Dance

Celebrate Black History Month with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson. Vocab will present an ekphrastic poetry reading and dance performance inspired by Bill Traylor’s artwork in the SAMA collection. Following the performance, we will screen Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (2014), a documentary about the self-taught artist’s life and work directed by Jeffrey Wolf. The film’s run time is 1 hour, 15 minutes. Content warning: violence against Black people, slavery, lynching, and racial slurs.

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Celebrate Black History Month with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson. Vocab will present an ekphrastic poetry reading and dance performance inspired by Bill Traylor’s artwork in the SAMA collection. Following the performance, we will screen Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts (2014), a documentary about the self-taught artist’s life and work directed by Jeffrey Wolf. The film’s run time is 1 hour, 15 minutes. Content warning: violence against Black people, slavery, lynching, and racial slurs.

Animated Events, Bill Traylor (American, ca. 1853– - 1949). ca. 1939. Graphite and tempera on cardboard.12 3/4 x 6 7/8 in. (32.4 x 17.5 cm). San Antonio Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William Block in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Harmon Kelley 

Lectures and Artist Conversations are made possible by generous support from the Louis A. and Frances B. Wagner lecture fund.  

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