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Hitching Their Dreams to Untamed Stars: Joyce J. Scott, NA & Elizabeth Talford Scott

  • Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD, 21218 United States (map)

From May 15, 2019 — December 1, 2019

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MacArthur award-winning artist and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott’s earliest art lessons were at the knee of her mother, the renowned fiber artist Elizabeth Talford Scott. The eldest Scott passed down to her daughter knowledge inherited from generations of craftspeople in their family who had honed their expertise and persisted in their artistry through the extreme deprivations of slavery and its aftermath in sharecropping, migration, and segregation. “They couldn’t buy things,” Joyce J. Scott recounts, “so they made things. And they wouldn’t just make something, they’d make something beautiful.”