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Conversations with Artists: Amy Sherald

View highlights from the presentation of artist Amy Sherald in conversation with Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection.
 
Through her portraits, Amy Sherald explores the ways people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social, and cultural expectations. Her work offers a critical view of African American cultural history and the representation of the African American body. Known for using a grayscale palette to paint skin tones, Sherald challenges the concept of color-as-race.
 
Co-sponsored by The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
 
For more information, visit The Driskell Center online and The Phillips Collection online.
Date of Publication: 
5/21/18