Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO

Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO

We celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO to talk about her first exhibition at the AGO titled Free Black North.

Dr Crooks has a wide background in art and photography. She, ” … received her PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K.

“Her research focuses on 19th and 20th century vernacular photography in West Africa and the diaspora.  Julie is also a curator working on projects concerning 19th and 20th century photographers from Africa and the diaspora. Julie has taught numerous courses in these fields at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), as well as Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU, Toronto), University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, and York University (Toronto). From 2014 to 2016 she was a Rebanks Post Doctoral Fellow at the ROM (Royal Ontario museum). ”

From the ROM, Dr Crooks moved to the U of T’s Department of Visual Studies at Mississauga, and currently she holds the title of Assistant Curator of Photography in the AGO. We are delighted to have her talk at the PHSC’s Toronto meeting in this special month.

The public is always welcome. Go to our Programs page for directions.

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