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Amy Sherald

Gallery Conversation » Amy Sherald Exhibition

Join Curator Lauren Haynes for a conversation in the focus exhibition, Amy Sherald. Artist Amy Sherald gained public attention in early 2018 when her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama was revealed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition will feature a selection of paintings by Sherald, a Baltimore-based artist who creates portraits of everyday African Americans she meets during the course of her day: on the street, in the grocery store, on the bus. Sherald is able to capture the essence of her subjects while depicting them in a vibrant, and sometimes fantastical, style.

Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early.

Free, no registration required


Amy Sherald, The Bathers, 2015, Oil on canvas, 72 x 67 inches. Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr. Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. The exhibition Amy Sherald was organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Lisa Melandri, Executive Director. The exhibition and catalogue are presented by Jane and Bob Clark.  Additional support is provided by Nancy and David Frej and Ann Ruwitch and John Fox Arnold.

Exhibition sponsored by Esther Silver-Parker.

September 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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