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Art Chat

Art Talk Live: Elizabeth Catlett

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Thu, Apr 06, 2023
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Reservations required.



A black-and-white print of two dark-skinned individuals in profile, facing left. The person in the background is an older adult wearing a brimmed hat, and in the foreground and slightly to the right is a young child with coarse hair cut close to the head.
Join NMWA and the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum to chat about the life and work of Elizabeth Catlett.

Event Description

Art Talk Live: Elizabeth Catlett

Join staff from NMWA and the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum (GACM) to explore connections between GACM’s exhibition The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis and NMWA’s collection. This exhibition comes from the collection of Samella Lewis (1924–2022), a student of Catlett and an accomplished artist, professor, and author. It features 30 works by Catlett; a few by her husband, Francisco Mora; and others by Lewis herself. The conversation will extend to artists with ties to Catlett past and present, such as Loïs Mailou Jones, one of Catlett’s teachers at Howard University.

About our Partner

This event is presented in collaboration with the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, an American Alliance of Museums Accredited Museum located in Quincy, FL. Gadsden Arts inspires exploration of the visual arts to enrich life for everyone, bringing people together and contributing to the cultural and economic vitality of our community. With support from 100+ volunteers each year, Gadsden Arts brings historically important art exhibitions to our region, hosts cultural events, presents work by hundreds of local artists, and offers education programs for all ages. Gadsden Arts is a unique provider of major exhibitions in the region, and is known for its innovative Art for Children outreach programs. For more information, visit www.gadsdenarts.org.

This event will have Communication Access Real-time Transcription (CART), in which a professional transcribes the speech and non-speech audio information to text. The text will be displayed in the event video window, and attendees can turn captioning on or off throughout the program. If you are unable to register online or would like to request additional accessibility services, please email education@nmwa.org. Two weeks’ notice to request accessibility services is appreciated but not required.  We will make every attempt to accommodate requests.