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BLACK WOMAN GENIUS: Elizabeth Talford Scott—Tapestries of Generations

BLACK WOMAN GENIUS: Elizabeth Talford Scott—Tapestries of Generations

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum presents BLACK WOMAN GENIUS: Elizabeth Talford Scott—Tapestries of Generations, in partnership with the Elizabeth Talford Scott Community Initiative, the 2023-24 Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) capstone project for MICA’s undergraduate Curatorial Studies Concentration. The exhibition focuses on Elizabeth Talford Scott as a key figure for Black women in the fiber arts. Her work will be showcased alongside contemporary Black women fiber artists from the Chesapeake area. The exhibit will explore themes including Ancestry, Tradition, Fiber Narratives, and Healing, aiming to spotlight the distinctive elements of Elizabeth Talford Scott’s work and featured artists including: Kibibi Ajanku, Aliana Grace Bailey, Aliyah Bonnette, Mahari Chabwera, Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, Murjoni Merriweather, Glenda Richardson, Joyce J. Scott, Nastassja Swift, and Katherine Stewart Wilson.

We will showcase several of Elizabeth Talford Scott’s remarkable works. Among these, “Stamps and Flags II,” one of her early creations, pays tribute to her evolution and exploration as an artist. This exhibition aims to emphasize Elizabeth’s significant influence as a maternal figure for generations of Black women fiber artists. Through her exceptional artistry, she brilliantly reflects her life experiences as a Black Woman.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – Monday, September 30, 2024, 5:00 PM


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