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Runners with Cheetah (detail), 1983, by Emma Amos (American, 1937–2020) (Private Collection, Delaware, courtesy of RYAN LEE Gallery and Art Finance Partners, New York)

Fabric in the Work of Emma Amos

Thursday, October 21,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend Lecture

Author and art historian Lisa Farrington considers the use of fabric in Emma Amos’s mixed-media practice. She will outline its trailblazing contemporary aspects as well as the lineages of craft and other traditions often seen as domestic work that it draws upon.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Emma Amos: Color Odyssey.

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Registration ends at noon the day before the program; a link will be sent to registrants prior to the program.

This program will be recorded; a link to the recording will be shared with registrants a day after the program.


Dr. Lisa Farrington is the Associate Dean and Director of the Gallery of Art at the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, Howard University. She has lectured on three continents and authored or co-authored ten books and dozens of scholarly essays, including two award-winning historical texts for Oxford University Press: “African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History” and “Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists.” In addition, she was the 2008 Endowed Scholar of the Humanities at Spelman College and won the coveted Creative Capital Writers Award from the Andy Warhol Foundation for her manuscript on Emma Amos.

This event is part of the Museum Reimagined program series.

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