Join us for a conversation with Tom Whitehead, co-author of the recently published Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art. Mr. Whitehead will talk about self-taught Melrose Plantation artist Clementine Hunter (1887 – 1988), who painted thousands of scenes of plantation life in the Cane River region. Hunter’s life and work continue to attract international attention more than twenty-five years after her death, even inspiring a recent opera.
Mr. Whitehead, a personal friend of Hunter’s, has written and spoken widely on the artist. He helped uncover a decades-long Hunter forgery operation that had fooled many experts. He is professor emeritus of journalism at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum Phone Number (318) 357-2492
FREE and open to the public.
Parking: Street Parking