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CONRAD NELSON LECTURE

Amy Sherald

February 19, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Clair Performance Hall • The Winter Center
60 West Cottage Avenue, Millersville

What's different about Alice is that she has the most incisive way of telling the truth. (2017), oil on canvas. Collection of the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
What's precious inside of him does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence (All American) (2017), oil on canvas. Private collection, Chicago, IL. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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Amy Sherald received her MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University (1997), and was a Spelman College International Artist-in-Residence in Portobelo, Panama (1997). Known for her stylized portraits of African Americans, in 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin 2016, was on tour through August 2018. In February 2018, Sherald unveiled her official portrait of Former First Lady Michelle Obama, commissioned for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Photo by Justin T. Gellerson
ABOUT THE CONRAD NELSON FELLOWSHIP
The Conrad Nelson Fellow is an internationally recognized artist selected annually to give a public talk about their work and interact with students through classroom visits and critiques of their work. The Conrad Nelson Fellowship affords an exceptional opportunity for students to meet and have their work assessed by acclaimed, established artists. 
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