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There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art

There is a Woman in Every Color, 1975, color linoleum cut, screen-print, and woodcut by Elizabeth Catlett. Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art. © 2021 Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo by Luc Demers.

There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art
February 3, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery

There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art examines the representation of Black women over the past two centuries. Featuring more than forty works of art from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s collection, the show will confront the history of marginalization and make visible the presence of women of color in the history of American art. The show will feature works by a number of important 20th and 21st century artists, including Emma Amos, Elizabeth Catlett, Alma Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Kara Walker, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Nyeema Morgan. Supporting these works will be a selection of 19th century works of art that highlight the continuity of experiences of Black women in America.

There is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art is organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Support for this exhibition is provided by Art Bridges.

Additional support is provided by the Mellon Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

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