Virtual Exhibitions

Bisa Butler: PortraitsBisa Butler: Portraits is the first solo museum exhibition of the artist's work and features 26 of her vivid and larger-than-life fabric portraits that capture African American identity and culture.

"My stories are told in the fabrics I choose, the textures I combine, and the colors that create a whole new composition." – Bisa Butler. Purchase the catalogue.

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Experience her Portrait Quilt Technique

A look at the unique practice of artist Bisa Butler as she creates her portrait quilts. Her process draws upon her background as an African American of Ghanaian descent, evident in her choice of motifs, embellishments and patterning in the African textiles she employs. The works transform family memories and forgotten figures in African American history into narrative social statements.
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Sparkling Amazons:
Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show
Sparkling Amazons presented the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Through the presentation of some 30 works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captured an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Purchase the catalogue.

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