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Gallery Talk

Deep Cuts: Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor on Sargent Johnson

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The first California-based African American artist to receive a national reputation, Sargent Johnson is a local icon. Dorothea Crosbie-Taylor, a park ranger at the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park, explores Johnson’s work on view at SFMOMA and draws connections to his works around the city.

Crosbie-Taylor is a Park Ranger with the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and has worked there for the last year and a half. Her background is in history with a master’s degree in public history from California State University, East Bay. Prior to working at San Francisco Maritime, Crosbie-Taylor worked with the Oakland Museum of California.

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