There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art was curated by Elizabeth S. Humphrey ’14, former Curatorial Assistant and Manager of Student Programs, on view from September 16, 2021 to January 30, 2022. The exhibition will travel several venues in 2022-2023.
This online exhibition was developed and designed by Elizabeth S. Humphrey, using WordPress and the template Minimum Pro; the site is based on the installation at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
In helping to realize this exhibition, eleven different museums and private collectors provided important loans. We are grateful to the Colby College Museum of Art; the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library; the Gibbes Museum of Art; Greg French; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College; Alvin Hall ’74; the McGuigan Collection; the Shelburne Museum; the Williams College Museum of Art; the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and an anonymous friend of the BCMA. In addition, we appreciate the financial support of The Riley P. Brewster ’77 Fund for the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. We would also like to acknowledge recent gifts donated to the BCMA by halley k harrisburg ’90 and Michael Rosenfeld and the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. Several of their donated works are featured in this exhibition.
Student contributions to the website (artist biographies, highlight essays, and activity guides, and educational materials) were authored by Camille Amezcua ’22, Devon Garcia ’21, Amira Oguntoyinbo ’24, Lily Poppen ’22, and Alex Withers ’21.
Special thanks to David Israel of Academic Technology & Consulting for guidance in developing the online exhibition.
This show is dedicated to the amazing women of color that came before me and exist alongside me—the writers, artists, filmmakers, scholars, and cultural workers that continually inspire me to do meaningful work in my discipline. I also dedicate this show to the young women of color at Bowdoin College: your contributions and experiences are seen and valued. – Elizabeth S. Humphrey