Event

SCAD Museum of Art signage, SCAD Savannah

Scholar Barbara McCaskill and artist Xaviera Simmons discuss journey made by Ellen and William Craft

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

SCAD Museum of Art, theater

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.


SCAD is honored to host a public conversation on the past and present significance of the remarkable journey to freedom made by Ellen and William Craft on the occasion of a newly dedicated medallion in the SCAD Museum of Art lobby. Art historian and curator Isolde Brielmaier, Ph.D., will moderate a dialogue with Barbara McCaskill, Ph.D., scholar and author of “Love, Liberation, and Escaping Slavery: William and Ellen Craft in Cultural Memory,” and visual artist Xaviera Simmons.

The discussion will explore, among other topics, McCaskill's research and history through the lens of fine art, and the relationship of the Craft journey to the specificity of place vis-à-vis Savannah, Georgia, the Central of Georgia Railway and what is now the SCAD Museum of Art.

Presented as part of deFINE ART 2016, which takes place Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

All deFINE ART lectures, receptions and events are free and open to the public.