Martha's Vineyard Calendar Exhibit: Imagine: Celebrating Black Female Creativity
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Exhibit: Imagine: Celebrating Black Female Creativity

Curated by Adrienne L. Childs, Ph.D., Imagine is an exhibition that brings works by historical and contemporary African American women artists to Featherstone Center for the Arts.

The exhibition features artists who work in various media from painting and collage to jewelry. The Vineyard has been a welcoming and nurturing space for generations of artists and makers who see their time here – full time, or summer only – as a creative retreat. Imagine puts our Vineyard artists into conversation with artists from across the nation, and celebrates the dynamic and diverse aesthetics of Black female creativity.

Adrienne L. Childs, Ph.D., is an art historian and curator. She is an adjunct curator at The Phillips Collection.  She is the co-curator of The Colour of Anxiety: Race, Sex and the Uncanny in Victorian Sculpture for the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England. She curated the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, 2020, at the Phillips Collection. Her current book project is Ornamental Blackness: The Black Figure in European Decorative Arts, forthcoming from Yale University Press. She has held fellowships the Lunder Institute at the Colby College Museum of Art, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), The Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and the Clark Art Institute. She contributed to The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V from Harvard University Press. Childs is co-editor of the book Blacks in European Art of the Long Nineteenth Century, Routledge. Her scholarly interests are the relationship between race and representation in European and American fine and decorative arts. She also served as curator at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland where she curated numerous exhibitions of African American art. 

Monday, September 5 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Featherstone Center for the Arts
30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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