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For the First Time, A Native American Woman Scholar's Portrait Hangs At Oxford


December 18, 2017

In 2016 the University of Oxford commissioned a portrait of Kelsey Leonard, the first Native American woman to earn a degree from the institution. The portrait was unveiled in the exhibition 'The full picture: Oxford in portraits', which runs through January 7, 2018. After the exhibition the portrait will be moved to a permanent location in the Exam Schools. This is the first portrait of its kind and the first portrait of a Native American alum by a Native American artist to be unveiled at the university. Media Release (12/15/2017) SOUTHAMPTON, NY - A portrait of St Cross alum Kelsey Leonard has been included in the Bodleian's exhibition 'The full picture: Oxford in portraits', which features more than 20 paintings, drawings, and photographs commissioned earlier this year as part of the Diversifying Portraiture project led by the University's Equality and Diversity Unit.


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