Jun 21, 2024 | 3:00pm–5:00pm EDT

Henry Tanner Mural Unveil

Artist Henry Ossowa Tanner’s 165th Birthday will be celebrated at a special design unveiling as part of the Tanner Mural project, which will be painted by acclaimed Atlanta based artist George A. Morton. Morton will be painting a mural based on one of Tanner’s most famous paintings, The Thankful Poor, which depicts two African Americans praying at a table, and is considered a milestone in African-American art, notably for its countering of racial stereotypes by portraying African-American culture in a dignified manner. Henry Tanner, who studied under Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, became the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. George Morton, who paints in the style of the Dutch Old Masters, has had an amazing journey full of challenges to become the amazing classical painter that he is. His story is so inspiring that there is an HBO documentary about him entitled, “Master of Light”. Join us for food, fun and a celebration of this master painter.