“Red Summer: Percival Everett’s American Landscapes” (Windham Campbell Prizes)

Event time: 
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 4:00pm
Yale University Art Gallery, Lecture Hall (enter at 201 York Street) See map
Event description: 

Over a period of two years, starting in 2019 when he began work on his novel The Trees, Percival Everett made a series of paintings to commemorate the century anniversary of the Red Summer, a summer that saw so many lynchings in the United States. In the conversation and slide presentation, Everett and Crystal Feimster discuss the ways he uses oil paints, watercolors, and photographs of his own paintings to create portraits of an American landscape that is ever-present, but often conveniently ignored.

Open to: 
General Public