Artist Talk: Mario Moore


Artist Talk: Mario Moore

Thursday, September 22, 2022 @ 4:30 pm


100 Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Join usin person or live via Zoomfor a talk by artist Mario Moore to celebrate the installation of his painting The Great Reckoning in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.  

The work depicts Moore’s ancestor, Thomas Moore, a Black Union Army soldier who fought in the Civil War, as he distances himself from a rearing white horse. A parchment inscribed with Frederick Douglass’s 1863 speech urging Black men to take up arms in service of the Union lays at the soldier’s feet, a counterpart to the Confederate flag under the horse’s hooves. With these dueling symbols, the artist invites us to consider the contested histories that link our pasts and present.  

This program is cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. 

Zoom registration here

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation. 

Strong horizontal with a white rearing horse on the left and a medium skinned soldier on right
Mario Moore, The Great Reckoning, 2020–21. Lent by The Popkin Family. © Mario Moore. Image courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery. Photo: Michael Smith