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VIRTUAL TOUR: Up Close Tour: Artist-Reporter Allan Rohan Crite

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Free and open to the public

Virtual Tour: Up Close: Artist-Reporter Allan Rohan Crite

with Phoebe Morse

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Phoebe Morse for an introduction to the life and work of Allan Rohan Crite. The tour will discuss how Crite's use of vivid colors, painterly lines, and attention on recognizable places and people create dynamic views of everyday life. Explore several of Crite's paintings and drawings to discover how his images of his neighbors in Boston's predominantly Black South End and Roxbury neighborhoods in the 1930s and 1940s earned him national recognition and a reputation as an astute biographer.

Phoebe Morse was a White House Fellow who has spent most of her career working on consumer protection, civil rights, and banking issues for the U.S. Department of Justice, the FDIC, and the Federal Trade Commission. She was a founding member of Families with Children from China, New England, and has enjoyed being a member of the Boston Athenæum for almost thirty years. Phoebe became a BA docent in 2012.

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