A site for posts by actors and crew working on a production of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal at Duke University (April 3-13, 2014).
I’d urge everyone to find a time to get over to the Nasher Museum of Art in the next month to see their first retrospective of Motley’s work. Admission is free for Duke students. The above painting is called “The Octoroon Girl” (1925) and he has some others, like “Blues” (1929), that capture the mood and spirit of Jazz Age Paris. Interesting detail: like Treadwell, Motley made several extended visits to Mexico (his were in the 1950s).