The Arts Society Leicester present Leicester’s Casta Paintings
Speaker – Tara Munroe
In 2010, as a trainee curator working in the Leicester Museum stores, Tara Munroe came across a stack of unloved paintings in a desperate state of repair. Looking past the scars and dirt she soon realised that what she was looking at were part of a set of challenging works from the 18th century depicting racial classifications of the time. A re-discovery of international importance. Tara gives a detailed look at the works, their relevance today in conversation about race relations and what will become of them in the coming months ahead.
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