Listen: Ceramic Artist Syd Carpenter on "Discovering a History: The Farm Portraits"

Professor of Studio Art Syd Carpenter discusses the legacy of African Americans' relationships to farms and gardens in "Discovering a History: The Farm Portraits." Her talk was December's installment of the Second Tuesday Arts and Humanities Cafe series.

Carpenter specializes in ceramics. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Nabisco Brands, University of Illinois, Philadelphia Convention Center, Bell Atlantic Corporation, Canton Ohio Museum of Art, Erie Museum of Art, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China, and in numerous other public and private collections.

Sponsored by the Aydelotte Foundation, the Second Tuesday Arts & Humanities Cafes are a monthly series that highlight the intellectual relevance of humanities approaches to arts and culture on topics ranging from visual narratives in Japan, reflections on life and death in South Indian religions, and current intersections of theater, dance, and music performance in the United States. Events are geared for individuals with no formal background in the arts and humanities. The only requirement is curiosity.