University Galleries to Host Art Exhibition, “Girl Power! Female Representations in Art” | Education

EAST GREENSBORO, NC (January 10, 2022) – The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are hosting a new art exhibit, “Girl Power! Female representations in art. Showcasing works from A&T’s permanent art collection, the on-site exhibit will be available from January 10 to February 25, 2022.

Composed of art spanning mediums, periods and cultures, this exhibition showcases the courage, agency and presence of women in art. Fourteen works by artists such as Romeare Bearden, John Biggers and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe present an array of female subjects that exude a captivating presence. “Girl power!” presents various works from the permanent collection recognizing the female form as an aesthetic objective. The works highlighted in the exhibition that demonstrate the power of femininity include “Watchful Sleep” by Curtis James, “Sunday Promenade” by Hale Woodruff and “Son Tableau du Songe” by Sully Chin.

“This year, we want to showcase the incredible works of black artists and artisans,” said Paul Baker, Ph.D., director of A&T University Galleries. “Our goal is to showcase the power and purpose of black art and material culture through virtual and in-person exhibitions.”

Virtual exhibitions of university galleries include:

“Black art matters
https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/black-art-matters.php

“Rosa: the works of Bryan Collier”
https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/collier/index.php

“Songs of the Fatherland: Musical Instruments from the Permanent Collection”
https://www.ncat.edu/cahss/gallery/songs-from-the-motherland/index.php

University galleries are open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibitions are free and open to the public. Social distancing will be respected. Small groups of 10 or less are welcome.

Contact Baker at [email protected] for more information or visit the University Galleries website.

About North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the largest historically black university in the country, as well as the highest ranked (Money magazine, Best Colleges; Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings). It is a land-funded doctoral university classified as “high research” by the Carnegie Foundation and a founding member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture, and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Christopher S. Washington