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Breaking the Barriers – Women Who Impacted the Arts Exhibition
March 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
March 20th – 25th || 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. || Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
“Breaking the Barriers” is a series of paintings that shine a light on some of the women who have made remarkable achievements in the visual arts. Like Louise Bourgeois, who is recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th Century and is best known for her enormous spider sculptures and installations. Sculptor Augusta Savage was one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Berthe Morisot, a French Impressionist, who was the only woman invited to show in the very first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. The iconic Dot Queen Yayoi Kusama, who in her 90’s, continues to astound the world with her Pop art. Those are just a few of the many faces that will be encountered at the exhibition. Two local women, Lillie Morris and Staci Swider, who have received national recognition for their art, will also be featured.
Saturday, March 25th || 4 – 6 p.m. || Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
(Reception with refreshments and a short panel discussion)
The museum will be open during the week and school age children are encouraged to visit and receive a free coloring book (while supplies last), highlighting the twelve featured artists.