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Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Amy Sherald
Jan. 31 - May 18, 2019

Amy Sherald Spelman CollegeThe Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will present “Amy Sherald,” an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, from Jan. 31 through May 18, 2019. For more than 15 years, Amy Sherald has been steadily building her career and earning critical acclaim for her distinctive portraits of African Americans. When she unveiled her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery in February 2018, she instantly rose to international prominence.
Photo: Justin T. Gellerson

Spelman College is the final venue for this nationally touring exhibition. Sherald, an alumna of Clark Atlanta University, took her painting classes at Spelman. For this reason, this exhibition is a homecoming of sorts. Spelman’s presentation features two of Sherald’s most recent works, which she has completed since the exhibition opened at CAM in May 2018. “It is a privilege and an honor to present ‘Amy Sherald’ and share an exclusive selection of her extraordinary, vibrant, sometimes fantastical portraits,” said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director of the Spelman Museum.

“This exhibition, which provides a deep and rich sense of her artistic practice, is in perfect alignment with our mission to inspire and enrich the Spelman College community and the general public through art by women of the African Diaspora.”

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