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Artist Talk: Mario Moore

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September 22, 2022 • 4:30 pm


Join us for a talk by artist Mario Moore to celebrate the installation of his painting The Great Reckoning in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

The work depicts Moore’s ancestor, Thomas Moore, a Black Union Army soldier who fought in the Civil War, as he distances himself from a rearing white horse. A parchment inscribed with Frederick Douglass’s 1863 speech urging Black men to take up arms in service of the Union lays at the soldier’s feet, a counterpart to the Confederate flag under the horse’s hooves. With these dueling symbols, the artist invites us to consider the contested histories that link our pasts and present.

This program is cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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The talk is free and open to the public to join in person or virtually via Zoom. Register for Zoom Webinar


This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish.


*Banner image: Mario Moore (born 1987, Detroit, MI; active Detroit), The Great Reckoning, 2020–21. Oil on linen; 259.1 × 518.2 cm. Lent by The Popkin Family. © Mario Moore. Image courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery. Photo: Michael Smith


September 22, 2022
4:30 pm
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100 Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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