Exhibitions

PERSEVERE AND RESIST: THE STRONG BLACK WOMEN OF ELIZABETH CATLETT

Brooks Museum / 1934 Poplar Ave. June 5 - July 29th

Elizabeth Catlett

Built around the I am the Black Woman series (1946-1947), which came into the Brooks’ collection in 2001, this exhibition re-examines the black women in Elizabeth Catlett’s oeuvre through contemporary psychological frameworks such as the “strong black woman” trope. Inspired by new thinking from the fields of psychology; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and sociology —and fueled by the increased social unrest and calls for a racial reckoning in this country this year — this exhibition highlights the historic and current plights of black women in America specifically.