Janet Taylor Pickett’s Hagar’s Dress, 2007, is on view at the Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop exhibition at the Telfair Museums from February 4 – May 1, 2022.
The exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate Telfair Museums‘ recently acquired lithographs by Black artists.  This acquisition moves the museum forward in its long-term goal of diversifying the collection and highlighting the works of underrepresented artists and narratives.  Other than two works by noted Georgia-born painter Benny Andrews, these compelling works on paper were created by significant female artists – Faith Ringgold, Deborah Willis, Emma Amos, Selma Burke, Sonya Clark, Gwendolyn Knight, Samella Lewis, Janet Taylor Pickett, Howardena Pindell, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, and Lorna Williams.  Created in the late 20th century and 21st century, these works cover a wide range of timely themes, including the legacies of slavery and racism in the United States, spirituality, education, womanhood, and nature.  They also effectively illustrate the visual, social, and political scopes of the powerfully versatile medium of printmaking.
Images: Courtesy of Telfair Museums


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