Glass House Presents: Charles Ethan Porter’s Aesthetic Enterprise

Connecticut-based, New York- and Paris-trained Charles Ethan Porter (1847-1923) is one of the first African American artists to exhibit his work nationally and the only late 19th-century painter of color to focus largely on the still-life genre. Join curator Sylvia Yount, who has prioritized Porter’s late 19th-century art as a curator at The Met, for a virtual discussion of his experimental approach to natural subjects over a prolific three-decade career. This talk coincides with artist David Hartt’s project A Colored Garden, which features an installation of Porter’s paintings at The Glass House.