Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist
On view through March 1, 2020
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture
“Elizabeth Catlett: Artist as Activist” provides a lens into the life and career of one of the most important artists of the 20th century – Elizabeth Catlett (1915 – 2012). A sculptor, printmaker, activist for social causes, citizen of the United States and Mexico, mother, wife and grandmother, Catlett decided that her art should serve a social purpose and be accessible to as many people as possible.
This exhibition includes 20 prints and 14 sculptures by Elizabeth Catlett, as well as one print by husband, Francisco Mora, and spans 60 years of the artist’s career.
Image credit: Sharecropper (1952) by Elizabeth Catlett // © Catlett Mora Family Trust / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY