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November 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Slave Legacy History Coalition 2023 monthly meeting on November 8th, 2023 at 10:30 am via Zoom. Presenter: Emelie Gevalt, Curator of Folk Art, American Folk Art Museum

Time: November 8, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Every month on the Second Wed at 10:30 AM, until Dec 13, 2023

  November 8, 2023 10:30 AM

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Meeting ID: 847 6338 5655 Passcode: 294088

Emelie Gevalt

Curatorial Chair of Collections

Curator of Folk Art

American Folk Art Museum

Emelie Gevalt is Curatorial Chair for Collections and Curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. Often looking at earlier material through the lens of twentieth-century histories of collecting and collective memory, her work encompasses research interests in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American decorative painting, portraiture, textiles, African American material culture and representation, and the Colonial Revival movement. Gevalt received her BA in art history and theater studies from Yale University and her MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. She has previously held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at Christie’s, New York, where she was a Vice President in the Estates, Appraisals & Valuations department.

Gevalt is a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware in the art history department, where her work has been supported by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Track PhD Fellowship. Her dissertation is entitled Unseen New England: Re-Envisioning Black Presence in Early American Art & Material Culture. Looking through the lens of race and the construction of social hierarchy, her project investigates the conflicting forces of predominantly white New England memory-making and the collective forgetting of Black histories, through a trans-temporal study of some of the region’s earliest images. She is working on a related exhibition for the American Folk Art Museum—Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North—opening this coming November with an accompanying book, for which she served as a contributing editor.


November 8, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm