50th Anniversary Exhibitions
Re-imagined Legacy – The Art of Lavett Ballard
Lavett Ballard holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Art History with a minor in Museum Studies (Rutgers University), as well as a MFA in Studio Arts (University of the Arts, Philadelphia). Ballard describes her work as a re-imagined visual narrative of people of African descent.
The African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) was founded in Durham, NC, in 1998 as a way of preserving the heritage of quilting in the African-American community. Over the past 20 years, the AAQC has grown into an arts group of over 60 quilters and quilt aficionados, some of whom hail from as far away as Panama.
This exhibition Conserving: A Legacy: Works by HBCU Professors honors the continuing part HBCUs play in nurturing and sustaining African American artists and art.