NMWA xChange: Holding Ground

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Tue, Aug 08, 2023
12 to 12:45 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



A three-dimensional photo collage of natural images creating a dome over images of five figures. The central figure is a light-skinned woman with long dark hair in a crouched position.
Curator Lynora Williams and artists Adjoa J. Burrowes and Colette Fu discuss the upcoming exhibition Holding Ground.

Event Description

Holding Ground

NMWA’s monthly talk show connects viewers to the museum and its mission to champion women artists. In this episode, guest curator Lynora Williams discusses the upcoming exhibition Holding Ground: Artists’ Books for the National Museum of Women in the Arts with artists Adjoa J. Burrowes and Colette Fu, who are creating works for the exhibition.

About the Speakers

Born in Chicago, Adjoa J. Burrowes is a mixed-media artist, author, and educator who has made the D.C. metropolitan area her home since 2000. She has presented in group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the current Black Inner Vision group exhibition at the University of Hawaii. Burrowes’s artworks are represented in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Burrowes has published several children’s books, including Grandma’s Purple Flowers (2000). She holds a BFA in printmaking from Howard University and an MA in arts education from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at George Washington University.

Philadelphia-based artist Colette Fu received her MFA in fine art photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering. Her books are included in the collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Getty Research Institute, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in many private and archival collections. Fu’s numerous awards include a 2020 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, a Meggendorfer Prize, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China. In 2017, Fu created the world’s largest pop-up book at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. She teaches pop-up courses and community workshops internationally.

Lynora Williams is former director of NMWA’s Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center. Prior to joining NMWA, she served as librarian at the Textile Museum at George Washington University.

For more information, email education@nmwa.org.

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CART Captioning

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.

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