Visiting Artist: Joyce Scott

Join the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department to welcome renowned artist Joyce Scott to MassArt. Scott was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and is a descendant of African-Americans, Native Americans, and Scots. Three generations of storytellers, quilters, basket makers, and wood, metal, and clay workers inspire her artwork. 

Scott is a jewelry maker and sculptor who uses her beadwork to comment on social and political in justices. Her work ranges from elaborate, oversized neckpieces, to two and three dimensional figurative sculptures, to installations, Scott upends conceptions of beadwork and jewelry as domestic or merely for adornment by creating exquisitely crafted objects that reveal, upon closer examination, stark representations of racism and sexism and the violence they engender.

Most recently, Scott was named as a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others, and it is held in the public collections of numerous national and international museums. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Kennedy, Conference Room

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Justice, Equity, and Tranformation, Fine Arts 3D, Fibers, Jewelry/Metalsmith, Glass

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