Leslie LaChance

African Modernism in America

A short time after Nashville artist Jamaal Sheats became director and curator of galleries at Fisk University in 2015, he got a phone call. Might Fisk have available in its collection any works by Akinola Lasekan, a mid-20th century Nigerian artist?

A Proper Place To Play

A century ago, the open space behind the Madison Branch of the Nashville Public Library was filled with children at play. It served as the recess grounds for students at the former J. Taylor Stratton School, which once occupied the site.

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