November 07, 2017 - January 27, 2018

On View – The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: Selections from the Collection of Samella Lewis

The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: Selections from the Collection of Samella Lewis is comprised of 38 works by Elizabeth Catlett, her husband, Francisco Mora, and artist-historian, Samella Lewis, Ph.D. The installation celebrates seven decades of Catlett’s career as a sculptor and printmaker; it is also one of the first major exhibitions of her work in the Southeast since Ms. Catlett’s passing in 2012. The exhibition was organized by the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) is widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century. American-born Catlett’s work blends art and social consciousness while confronting the most disturbing injustices against African Americans. She is best known for her work during the 1960s and 1970s when she created politically charged, black expressionistic sculptures and prints.

Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, 1965

 Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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