University Galleries to Host Art Exhibition, “Girl Power! Female Depictions in Art”

By Staff Report / 01/07/2022 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2022) – The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting a new art exhibition, “Girl Power! Female Depictions in Art.” The on-site exhibition features works from A&T's permanent collection is on display through Feb. 25, 2022.

Consisting of art spanning mediums, time periods and cultures, this exhibition showcases the courage, agency and presence of the female in art. Fourteen works by artists such as Romeare Bearden, John Biggers and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe feature an array of female subjects that exude a captivating presence. “Girl Power!” displays diverse works from the permanent collection acknowledging the female form as the aesthetic focus.

Highlighted works in the exhibition that demonstrate strength in femininity include “Watchful Sleep” by Curtis James, “Sunday Promenade” by Hale Woodruff and “Son Tableau du Songe” by Sully Chin.

“This year, we want to exhibit the incredible works of Black artists and artisans,” said Paul Baker, Ph.D., director of A&T’s University Galleries. “Our goal is to showcase the power and purpose of Black art and material culture through virtual and in-person exhibitions.”

The University Galleries virtual exhibitions include:

“Black Art Matters

“Rosa: The Works of Bryan Collier”

“Songs from the Motherland: Musical Instruments from the Permanent Collection”

The University Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Social distancing will be observed. Small groups of 10 or less are welcome.

Contact Baker at pkbaker@ncat.edu for more information, or visit the University Galleries website.

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