The Firestone Lecture in Contemporary Art

Feb 27, 2019
7 p.m.
Mary Baldwin University
Francis Auditorium

The MBU art department is pleased to welcome artist Joyce J. Scott to campus on Wednesday, February 27, as part of the Firestone Lecture series.

Scott is a jewelry maker and sculptor repositioning craft, and in particular beadwork, as a potent platform for commentary on social and political injustices. In handmade works ranging from elaborate, over-sized neckpieces, to two- and three-dimensional figurative sculptures, to installations, Scott upends conceptions of beadwork and jewelry as domestic or merely for adornment by creating exquisitely crafted objects that reveal, upon closer examination, stark representations of racism and sexism and the violence they engender.

A 2016 MacArthur fellow, Scott has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, and it is held in the public collections of numerous national and international museums.