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Up Close Tour: Allan Rohan Crite, 'Granddaddy of the Boston Art Scene'

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

Up Close Tour: Allan Rohan Crite, 'Granddaddy of the Boston Art Scene'

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Fritz Holznagel for an introduction to the work of Allan Rohan Crite, the great African American painter called "the granddaddy of the Boston art scene" by the Boston Globe not long before his death at 97 in 2007. The tour will focus on Crite's paintings exhibited on the Athenaeum's first floor, including a discussion of his life and association with the Athenaeum, and African American life in Boston during his active years.

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