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Emma Amos: Color Odyssey


Georgia Museum of Art | University of Georgia

90 Carlton Street

Athens, GA


Thurs 10am — 9pm
Fri & Sat 10am — 5pm
Sun 1pm — 5pm

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Amos’ work challenges the norms of Western art tradition with her unique narrative painting style characterized by an expressive use of color, which animates her compositions and pushes the visual boundaries of desire and difference. She also combined lithography, intaglio, collage and laser transfer methods learned independently or through the workshops of important figures such as Robert Blackburn and Kathy Caraccio to make prints and monotypes. The exhibition will serve as a study of the complex themes of identity politics and difference shaping Amos’ body of work. It will examine works dating from her formative years in the 1960s to her participation in the feminist and multicultural debates of the late 20th and early 21st century.

The exhibition will travel to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute from June 19 to September 12, 2021, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 11, 2021, to January 2, 2022.

Curator: Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art

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Emma Amos: Color Odyssey