Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | Hidden in Plain View: The African American Art Experience

A recording of this talk is now available to view here:

Palmer Hayden, The Janitor Who Paints, ca. 1930

During the 1930s there was a renaissance of sorts in the arts in America. African-American painters and sculptors, as well as writers, musicians, and actors, many of them centered in Harlem, were popular and admired. Then, almost without recognizing it, they seemed to disappear. Where did they go and why did they seem to vanish from the public conversation? As it turns out, they were still here, alright, but they were “hidden” in plain view. Join us as we “rediscover” them and attempt to answer the mystery!

Sherrill Koopot will lead us on this exploration. She has been a docent with the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona since September 1986. She has also served in many administrative, training, and management jobs in the museum’s docent program, and is a past Co-Chair of the National Docent Symposium. She was honored as Docent of the Year in 1995, and was nominated for the Governor’s Award for an Individual in the Arts. The Friends of the Alameda Free Library are pleased to welcome Sherrill to our Friends @ Home series.

This program is made possible in part by a generous donation from the Alameda Rotary Club.

Registration for this event is required and is available here: