Artist Lecture: Delita Martin

Martin discusses her work and process. 

Texas-based artist Delita Martin discusses her large-scale multimedia works, through which she forges a new iconography for African American women and men. Rooted in African tradition, personal recollections, and physical materials, Martin’s imagery exudes a powerful presence that highlights the historical absence of black bodies in Western art.

Following the lecture, the artist will sign copies of her new book, Shadows in the Garden, which will be available for purchase.

Guests are invited to explore the exhibition Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits before and after the lecture.


$15 general; $12 members, seniors, students. Reservations required. 

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Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits showcases seven monumental works combining tradition with innovation. Through her rigorous and meticulously layered process, Martin creates striking images that bridge time and space between generations.

National Museum of Women in the Arts