Artists in Conversation: Amy Sherald
Eat, drink, and be face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s work!
Join Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald and guests in conversation over light refreshments. Sherald discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in the museum’s 30th-anniversary collection rotation during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Participants will have ample time to explore the galleries after hours, learn about Sherald’s work, and engage in small-group conversations.
Sherald explores the ways people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social, and cultural expectations. Sherald says, “I have come to think of what I’m doing as an American painter. . . is painting the lives, and realities of everyday people. It’s not all about countering stereotypes, but it is also about making mirrors.”
Sherald won the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and is an Artist in Residence at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore.