Making History, a free exhibition on view until June 10th, presents more than 50 artworks by 23 known and lesser known artists associated with the Barnett Aden Gallery, operating in Washington, D.C., from 1943 to 1969. Drawn from the local collection of Richmonders Margaret and John Gottwald, this student-organized exhibition is the result of an innovative collaboration between VMFA and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Museum Studies graduate program.
--Dr. Elizabeth L. O’Leary, Associate Curator of American Art
For more information about the Catlett’s life and work, see: http://www.nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elizabeth-catlett and http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/arts/design/elizabeth-catlett-sculptor-with-eye-on-social-issues-dies-at-96.html.
To learn more about the Making History exhibition, see: http://www.vmfa.museum/Press_Room/Exhibitions/Rediscovered_Artworks_from_the_Barnett_Aden_Collection.aspx