Join SCAD Museum of Art curators Humberto Moro, DJ Hellerman, and Brittany Richmond for a virtual gallery talk about Catlett’s artistic practice, her lifelong commitment to amplifying the voices of Black women, and a deep dive into the works by contemporary artists included in the exhibition.
Presented in the SCAD Museum of Art’s Evans Center for African American Studies, Elizabeth Catlett: Points of Contact is a long overdue exploration of Catlett’s profound influence on artistic practice today. The group exhibition brings to view key prints and sculptures by Catlett (1915–2012) — a citizen of both the U.S. and Mexico — in conversation with contemporary works by living artists from both countries.
About Elizabeth Catlett
The descendent of enslaved people from North Carolina, Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915, Washington, D.C.; d. 2012, Cuernavaca, Mexico) is considered one of the most important artists of the past century. Across her 60-year career, Catlett initiated a dialogue between the Black Arts movement in the U.S., Mexico’s pre-Hispanic sculptural language, and Mexican Muralism and Social Realism, producing politically charged and aesthetically compelling works that celebrate the dignity of women of color and ideals of human rights.
Elizabeth Catlett: Points of Contact is organized by SCAD Museum of Art adjunct curator Humberto Moro, curator DJ Hellerman, and assistant curator Brittany Richmond. It is the latest iteration in a series presented at the Evans Center, which has included exhibitions examining the work and impact of cultural figures such as Jacob Lawrence and Frederick Douglass.
This gallery talk is free and open to the public. The exhibition is free for museum members and SCAD students, faculty, and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.