Bronx Museum to Present Work of Elizabeth Catlett and 21

The Bronx Museum will present the work of pioneering African American artist Elizabeth Catlett in the exhibition Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, which opens on January 27 –– on the eve of Black History Month.  The exhibition explores Catlett’s work and the influence she has had on the generations of artists who have followed her. A painter, sculptor, printmaker, teacher, and activist, Catlett’s work focuses on African American culture and the ongoing struggle for equality and international human rights. Featuring 40 of her prints and sculptures, the exhibition will explore Catlett’s groundbreaking career from the 1960s to the present, as well as the work of a roster of younger artists who share her passion for examining such issues as race, gender, history, memory, and politics.


Catlett lived and worked in Harlem in the 1940s, and her work is featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Schomburg Collection.


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