Collective Yearning: Black Women Artists from the Zimmerli Art Museum | Exhibition
September 6 @ 9:00 am - December 14 @ 6:00 pm
Featuring prints, photographs, and multimedia artworks, this exhibition is the first time the university has conducted a comprehensive and methodical review of its holdings of art by Black women artists. Many of the artists have ties to New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, ranging from canonical figures such as Rutgers faculty and artists Emma Amos and Kara Walker, to emerging artists Nona Faustine, Atisha Fordyce, and Daonne Huff. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Amber Wiley, Assistant Professor, Art History, Rutgers University, and her students Jasmine Daria Cannon, Kyle b. co., Helen Gao, Grace Lynne Haynes, Emily Hu, Grace Kim, Desiree Morales, Michael Randall, and Audrey Roclore.
Artists: Emma Amos, Chakaia Booker, Barbara Bullock, Elizabeth Catlett, Nona Faustine, Atisha Fordyce, Nefertiti Goodman, Daonne Huff, Margo Humphrey, Stefanie Jackson, Carmen Cartiness Johnson, Nadine DeLawrence Maine, Nell Painter, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, Shinique Smith, Renée Stout, Sharon E. Sutton (FAIA), Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Bisa Washington, and Carrie Mae Weems
MARY H. DANA WOMEN ARTISTS SERIES GALLERIES, DOUGLASS LIBRARY
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm; weekends by appointment only. Free and open to the public. Hours are subject to the university libraries operating schedule.
*Student tour guides, trained under the direction of student curator Kyle b. co. as part of the Douglass Faculty Fellows Program, will take place in the Douglass Library (Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries) from September 12 to December 9 during the following times: Monday-Thursday 4:00-6:00pm and Friday 4:30-6:00pm. No reservation is required for a tour, but if you would like to schedule a tour outside of the scheduled times, please send an email to email@example.com to inquire. Availability of the tour guides are limited outside of the set tour times.
Focus Gallery, Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00pm; Wednesday & Friday 11:00am-6:00pm; Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm; closed Monday & Tuesday. Free and open to the public.
JOIN US FOR A SERIES OF EVENTS DURING THE FALL SEMESTER!
- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Collective Yearning | Scarlet Speakers Series with Dr. Amber Wiley
12:00-1:00pm EST | WATCH HERE | Event Flyer
- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Collective Yearning | Panel Discussion with Rutgers alumnae Stephanie A. Johnson-Cunningham (Executive Director, Museum Hue), Heather Hart (Artist/Faculty, Art & Design Department-MGSA) and Key Jo Lee (Art Historian and Curator, Cleveland Museum of Art)
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library
5:00-5:30pm reception | 5:30-6:45pm discussion | WATCH HERE
- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Collective Yearning | Discussion with artists Ebony Iman Dallas and Rashayla Marie Brown
6:30-7:30pm EST | WATCH HERE
- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Collective Yearning | Student Curator Roundtable with Jasmine Daria Cannon, Kyle b. co., and Helen Gao
6:30-7:30pm EST | WATCH HERE
Sponsored by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and the Zimmerli Art Museum. Funding provided by Douglass Residential College, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice, and an anonymous donation. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Leadership. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries.
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The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, Color lithograph, Image and Sheet: 22 9/16 × 30 1/16 inches, Collection of Judith K. Brodsky. Gift of the Brodsky Center. 1996.0181 ©2022 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York.
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Marie Laveau, 2009, Color lithograph, Image: 21 1/8 × 21 1/8 inches | Sheet: 22 1/2 × 23 1/4 inches, Collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Gift of Maurice Sánchez, Derrière L’Étoile Studio. Courtesy of the artist. 2011.015.019
Kyoto (Positive Negative), 1980, Color lithograph, etching, and chine collé, Image and Sheet: 26 9/16 × 20 3/8 inches, Collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Gift of Doris Weintraub, Bristol Art Editions. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. 82.043.001
Wise Woman Disappears, 2017, Color woodcut and polymer relief diptych, Overall: 23 7/8 × 35 7/8 inches, Image and Sheet (A&B): 23 7/8 × 17 15/16 inches each, Collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Gift of the Brodsky Center. Courtesy of the artist. 2018.034.001A,B
Bisa Washington, Randy Hemminghaus, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions
Never Forget, 1999, Color relief, lithograph, chiné colle, Image: 32 1/16 x 31 1/2 inches | Sheet: 38 3/16 x 31 1/2 inches, Collection of the Rutgers University Libraries. Gift of the Brodsky Center. Courtesy of the artist. 2010.006.003