29 Apr Breaking the Barriers: Women Who Impacted the Arts
A special one-week exhibition about famous Women Artists was showcased at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History on March 20 through 25th featuring original paintings by Augusta artist Rhian Swain.
The exhibit included 13 portraits of female visual artists who have made an impact on the arts. When adults and children are queried about “famous” artists, women artists do not typically come to mind. Yet women have been amazing artists, as talented and groundbreaking throughout history as their male counterparts.
“Breaking the Barriers” is a series of paintings that shine a light on some of the women who have made remarkable achievements in the visual arts. Like Louise Bourgeois, Sculptor Augusta Savage, Berthe Morisot, the iconic Dot Queen Yayoi Kusama, and visual revolutionary Kara Walker. Those are just a few of the many faces encountered at the exhibition.