Talk: Exalt late Southern painter Ana Bel Lee Washington with collector Tina McElroy Ansa
signature image for Ana Bel Lee Washington exhibition

This event is free and open to the public.

Join art collector and advocate Tina McElroy Ansa and Joël Díaz, director of SCAD MOA’s Walter and Linda Evans Center for African American Studies, as they celebrate the vibrant life and works of Ana Bel Lee Washington, citing the 18 paintings on view in the artist's posthumous exhibition Rejoice! at the SCAD Museum of Art. Washington’s genre paintings depict “the South for Black people as it could have been,” sharing an optimism and sense of togetherness that continue to inspire today. Learn more about Washington’s life and message through Ansa’s uniquely intimate perspective. A reception follows the discussion.

About the Evans Center
Established in 2011, the SCAD Museum of Art’s Walter and Linda Evans Center for African American Studies celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture. Through experimental public programs, immersive workshops, riveting lectures, and topical symposia, the Evans Center immerses students and community members in the rich tapestry of Black expression.