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13 North Madison Street
Quincy, FL 32351
February 17 - April 15, 2023 Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett is widely considered one of the most important Black artists of the 20th century. Her work blended art and social consciousness and confronted injustices against African Americans. Catlett became the one of the first three students to receive a MFA at the University of Iowa in 1940, and the first African American woman. She is best known for her sculptures and prints created during the 1960s and 70s. This collection comes from scholar Samella Lewis, who lived and worked in Tallahassee early in her career. Lewis and Catlett were lifelong friends, and Lewis went on to write African American Art History to recapture artists and work that had been marginalized by art historians of the time. Both women pioneered professional opportunities for Black female artists in the visual arts. This collection features 30 works by Elizabeth Catlett including lithographs, mixed media, woodcuts, bronze and wood sculptures; a few works by her husband, Francisco Mora; and works by Lewis herself. This exhibition was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum