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"Collective Yearning" | Black Women Artists from the Zimmerli Art Museum

Date & Time

06 September - 14 December 2022


Arts & Culture


Zimmerli Art Museum


Zimmerli Art Museum

The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, Color lithograph, Image and Sheet: 22 9/16 × 30 1/16 inches, Collection of Judith K. Brodsky. Gift of the Brodsky Center. 1996.0181 ©2022 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Courtesy ACA Galleries, New York.

Featuring prints, photographs, and multimedia artworks, this exhibition is the first time the university has conducted a comprehensive and methodical review of its holdings of art by Black women artists. Many of the artists have ties to New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, ranging from canonical figures such as Rutgers faculty and artists Emma Amos and Kara Walker, to emerging artists Nona Faustine, Atisha Fordyce, and Daonne Huff. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Amber Wiley, Assistant Professor, Art History, Rutgers University, and her students Jasmine Daria CannonKyle b. co.Helen GaoGrace Lynne HaynesEmily HuGrace KimDesiree MoralesMichael Randall, and Audrey Roclore.

Artists: Emma Amos, Chakaia Booker, Barbara Bullock, Elizabeth Catlett, Nona Faustine, Atisha Fordyce, Nefertiti Goodman, Daonne Huff, Margo Humphrey, Stefanie Jackson, Carmen Cartiness Johnson, Nadine DeLawrence Maine, Nell Painter, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Lorna Simpson, Shinique Smith, Renée Stout, Sharon E. Sutton (FAIA), Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Bisa Washington, and Carrie Mae Weems

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm; weekends by appointment only. Free and open to the public. *MASK REQUIRED for entry. Hours are subject to the university libraries operating schedule.

Focus Gallery, Zimmerli Art Museum (Satellite Exhibition)
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5:00pm; Wednesday & Friday 11:00am-6:00pm; Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm; closed Monday & Tuesday. Free and open to the public.

*Student tour guides, trained under the direction of student curator Kyle b. co. as part of the Douglass Faculty Fellows Program, are available by appointment only Monday-Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm and Thursday & Friday 4:30-6:00pm.