National Portrait Gallery

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1) Visit the exhibition “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales- Day and Titus Kaphar.” How does this exhibition redefine painting and sculptur?

2) Compare a portrait from “UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar” with one of the Obama portraits

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The exhibition indicates the work of two fundamental artists who are
contemporarily grappling with some misinterpreted minorities in the American history and
portraiture. Kaphar and Gonzales Day illuminate the sacrifice and contributions people of
color had made during the period of the founding of the country. Kaphar cuts, peels back
and defaces his paintings to indicate the manner in which American historical figures
portraits like Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson have coded the racial difference and
traditionally omitted the African American presence and hid the systemic prejudices. The
photographs of the Gonzales-Day bust and ethnographically cast in the American and
European museums. That assists in creating installations revealing how art...

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