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Barkley L. Hendricks Memorial 

When: Sat., May 20, 2 p.m. 2017
Price: Free

American painting lost a master in April when Barkley L. Hendricks passed away at seventy-two. As The New York Times noted in its obituary, Hendricks became enamored of Old Master portraiture in the sixties but noticed something vexing—the Western canon barely acknowledged black people. He set about rectifying this with majestic, life-size portraits of community members in his native Philadelphia, in representations that are neither mythologized from within nor distorted from without. He and Duke's Nasher Museum had a close, mutually beneficial relationship: in 2008, Trevor Schoonmaker curated Birth of the Cool, a turning point in Hendricks's career, which also helped put the young museum on the national map. Hendricks often returned to Durham, whether because of the inclusion of his work in exhibits like Southern Accent or just to see friends. On Saturday, the Nasher is hosting a memorial where music from the John Brown Quartet bookends remarks by Schoonmaker, Duke art professor Richard J. Powell, and others; there will also be a booth where you can record a tribute to Hendricks for a documentary project. —Brian Howe

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