Maurie McInnis


“Slaves Waiting for Sale: Richmond, Virginia” by celebrated English artist Eyre Crowe (1861), sketched on his visit to America in 1853.



GUEST: Maurie McInnis is the Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia. Website.



TOPIC: Maurie joins Coy to discuss her new book, Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, which has inspired a new exhibit at the Library of Virginia. She explores the work of artist Eyre Crow and especially his painting (above) of a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia in the early 1850s.



ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014