Photo Chronicle/Paul Chinn
Introduction by Nashormeh Lindo
Film screening: Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth, 28 minutes
Conversation and visual presentation with award-winning installation and mixed-media artist, Mildred Howard and art historian, Nashormeh Lindo.
Known for her sculptural installations and mixed-media assemblages, Howard has received numerous awards from such entities as the San Francisco Art Institute (Adeline Kent Award), the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the California Arts Council (fellowship). Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recent shows in Berlin, Cairo, and Bath, England. Large-scale installations have been mounted at Creative Time and the New Museum, New York; in SITE, San Diego; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work is included in collections of the de Young Museum, Oakland Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, Wadsworth Athenaeum Hartford, Connecticut; International Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Contemporary Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Washington State Art Commission; United States Embassy, Morocco and Gabon and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Mildred received her MFA degree from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.
Black History at the de Young: The Visions Series
Join us for a five-month celebration of the arts of African peoples and their descendents. This series is co-organized with art historian and independent consultant Nashormeh Lindo. The Visions Series began as a film program at the de Young last winter celebrating the significant contributions that the peoples of African descent have made and continue to make in art and culture. This year we have expanded this idea, and for the next five months, we will continue to celebrate and explore various aspects of Black cultural expression. Many collection objects at the de Young inspire this series: the collection of traditional African art; and the works of various African and African American artists, including Joshua Johnson, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Claude Clarke, Robert Colescott, Mildred Howard, Oliver Jackson, El Anatsui, Raymond Saunders, Richard Mayhew, and Walter Hood.
Visions Series programs take place in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young, on Sunday afternoons and Friday evenings. Upcoming:
- Friday, April 4, 7–8:30 pm: Sankofa Project led by Keenan Weber featuring music of Africa and America
- Friday, May 9, 7–8:30 pm: Spoken-word artists devorah major and Kim Shuck
- Friday, June 20, 6:30–8:30 pm: Music celebrating the African Diaspora with the John Santos Sextet