| by Tanya Sheehan

Tanya Sheehan, the William R. Kenan Jr. Associate Professor of Art, has published an article in the journal Panorama on Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game. This genre painting depicts two Irish newspaper boys engrossed in a card game called Seven Up as an African-American whitewasher dressed in a mismatched military uniform observes their play. Sheehan’s article follows the development of her research on the artwork, from her first encounter with High, Jack, Game at the Colby College Museum of Art to her deep investigation of the artistic, cultural, and political contexts that informed its vision of race in America.

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