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Emma Amos: Color Odyssey

  • Presented By: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
  • Dates: June 19, 2021 - June 20, 2021
  • Location: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
  • Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
  • Phone: (315) 797-0000
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: On Saturday, general admission is $12 adults and $6 students. Children 12 and under are free. Exhibition admission is free to Munson-Williams members and SNAP/EBT cardholders. There is also free admission on Sunday.
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Bold mixed-media paintings by a trailblazing artist who challenged society regarding race, gender, and privilege will be showcased in “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey,” on view June 19 through September 12. This exhibition is a major retrospective of the artist’s distinguished six-decade career and features more than 60 artworks Amos created from 1958 to 2015. Though Amos is best known for her large-scale paintings incorporating African fabrics, she also embraced multiple types of materials, innovative printmaking techniques and photo-transfer, weaving, and collage. Her compositions reveal personal narratives about art, historical figures, and the representation of people of color, particularly women. Amos combined her interests in painting, printmaking, weaving, and collage into vibrant stories that present a layered understanding of what it meant to be a woman and artist of color during the era of Civil Rights and the feminist movements of the past 50 years.