Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists

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Curated by Dr. Michelle Joan Wilkinson, the museum’s director of collections and exhibitions, Material Girls celebrates accomplished women artists whose sculptures, installations and mixed-media assemblages incorporate both traditional and unexpected art-making materials. Using hair, beads, tissue paper, rubber tires, plastic and other materials, the artists craft provocative forms and intricate surfaces that play on unique cultural meanings, personal memories and social agendas.

Meet the Artists

Maya Freelon Asante
Chakaia Booker
Sonya Clark
Torkwase Dyson
Maren Hassinger
Martha Jackson Jarvis
Joyce J. Scott
Renée Stout

Saturday, February 12 to Sunday, October 16