Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick

About Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick

Kirsten Pai Buick is Professor of Art History and Chair of Africana Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her areas of research and teaching include the material and visual culture of the first British Empire; US art; African American art and material culture; women as patrons and collectors of art; and landscape representation. Her book, In Authenticity: ‘Kara Walker’ and the Eidetics of Racism, is in progress.

Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free (detail), 1867, Carrara marble, 106 x 57.2 cm, 31.4 cm in diameter (Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., photo: Steven Zucker, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Sculpted in 1867 by Mary Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free (Morning of Liberty) is positioned between and among three events that forever changed the trajectory of African Americans and the United States.

Edmonia Lewis, Forever Free