The Erasure of Thomas McKeller

with Dr. Nikki A. Greene

Thursday, April 2, 2020
7 - 9 pm
Calderwood Hall

This lecture has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

How has the erasure of black identity shaped American culture? Thomas McKeller was left out of traditional narratives around the Museum of Fine Arts murals by John Singer Sargent. Nikki Greene argues for this erasure as part of a larger cultural blindspot in 20th-century America.


Dr. Nikki A. Greene, Assistant Professor of the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in the Art Department at Wellesley College

Friends of Fenway Court Patrons at the Curators' Circle level and above are invited to receive complimentary tickets to the lecture.

The lead sponsors of Boston's Apollo: Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent and exhibition-related programming are Amy and David Abrams, Bank of America, and the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, Chauncey & Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. The Museum also receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Media sponsor: The Boston Globe