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Emma Amos

Color Odyssey

Shawnya Harris


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“Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia from January 30 through April 25, 2021, before traveling to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute from June 19 to September 12, 2021, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 9, 2021, to January 2, 2022. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Emma Amos (1937 – 2020) was a distinguished painter and printmaker. She is best known for her bold and colorful mixed-media paintings that create visual tapestries in which she examines the intersection of race, class, gender and privilege in both the art world and society at large. The catalogue includes essays by Shawnya Harris, Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art, the curator of the exhibition and the editor of the catalogue; Lisa Farrington of Howard University; artist LaToya Ruby Frazier; Laurel Garber, Park Family Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; artist Kay Walkingstick; and Phoebe Wolfskill, associate professor in the departments of American studies and African American and African Diaspora studies at Indiana University. It illustrates all 63 works in the exhibition full page and in full color and includes many supplementary images and photographs of the artist.

Georgia Museum of Art, 9780915977468, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2021

About the Author

Shawnya L. Harris has been the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Curator of African American and African Diasporic Art at the Georgia Museum of Art since 2015, where she has organized largely group and solo exhibitions focused on both historical and contemporary African American artists. In 2018, she was awarded the James A Porter Book Award for her exhibition publication "Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection" as well as regional awards for "Richard Hunt: Synthesis" (2018) and "Mary Lee Bendolph: Quilted Memories" (2019). She holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Yale University.