On Saturdays, beginning January 15 and continuing through April 30, WAM docents will be available at 1-1:30pm to introduce drop-in guests to the Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And
exhibition. Free to all, no reservations needed.Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And
, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, is the first comprehensive overview of the work of Lorraine O’Grady
(born in Boston, 1934), one of the most significant figures in contemporary performance, conceptual, and feminist art. O’Grady is widely known for her radical persona Mlle Bourgeoise Noire, and has a complex practice that also encompasses video, photomontage, concrete poetry, cultural criticism, and public art. The artist has consistently been ahead of her time, anticipating contemporary art world conversations about racism, sexism, institutional inequities, and cultural oversights by decades, and her prescience has inspired younger generations of artists.
Image: Gallery photo of Lorraine O'Grady: Both/And
installation. Photo: University Communictations, UNCG, 2022.