Joyce J. Scott by Gary Garrido Schneider
Harriet Tubman and Other Truths

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The most comprehensive publication available to date on the work of Baltimore-based, African American artist Joyce J. Scott (born 1948), this beautiful monograph features more than 60 works from the last 45 years, including 12 new pieces based upon Harriet Tubman.

Exploring subjects of representation, politics and topical events involving African Americans and oppressed people worldwide, Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths showcases the beauty of Scott’s art, mastery of her materials and provocative worldviews. Essays by co-curators Lowery Stokes Sims and Patterson Sims, an interview with the artist and commentary by Seph Rodney provide rich narrative and context.

 

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LOWERY STOKES SIMS is the retired Curator Emerita at the Museum of Arts and Design, where between 2007 and 2015, she served as the Charles Bronfman International Curator and then the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator. From 2000 to 2007, Sims was executive director then president of The Studio Museum in Harlem and served as Adjunct Curator for the Permanent Collection. Sims was on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1972 to 1999. A specialist in modern and contemporary art she is known for her particular expertise in the work of African, Latino, Native and Asian American artists. Sims was a fellow at the Clark Art Institute in spring 2007. In 2005 and 2006, she was Visiting Professor at Queens College and Hunter College in New York City and in fall 2007, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. PATTERSON SIMS is an independent art curator, writer, and consultant based in New York City. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and is President of the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and Managing Director of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, and works with artist foundations and arts non-profits. Sims began his career in 1969 as the Assistant Director at O.K. Harris Works of Art. Beginning in 1976, he successively held the positions of: the first curator of the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art where he was also a co-curator of four Whitney Biennials; Associate Director for Art and Exhibitions and Curator of Modern Art at the Seattle Art Museum; Deputy Director for Education and Research Support at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and was, until 2009, Director of the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. Sims has organized solo exhibitions and written about numerous artists including Willie Cole, Richard Estes, Viola Frey, Ellsworth Kelly, Lavern Kelly, Jan Matulka, Philip Pearlstein, Hedda Sterne, John Storrs, Fred Wilson, Betty Woodman, and Andrew Wyeth. GARY GARRIDO SCHNEIDER is the Executive Director of Grounds For Sculpture. An artist, educator, and museum administrator, he previously held senior leadership roles at the Montclair Art Museum including Director of the Yard School of Art, Director of Education, and culminating as the Deputy Director. He has over 20 years¿ experience in museum, university, and community non-profit settings including Studio in a School, Brooklyn Museum, The Drawing Center, Parsons School of Design, and the Associated Blind Housing Development Fund. He is a vocal advocate for the social responsibility and potential of museums and remains committed to making the visual arts accessible to a broad range of audiences. His board service includes Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce (2015-present), ArtPride New Jersey (2015-present), board treasurer for the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (2007-2013), treasurer for the Montclair CSA (2004-present), and he serves on the advisory committee for Arts High School in Newark NJ. COBY GREEN-RIFKIN is the Director of Marketing Communications at Grounds For Sculpture (GFS). She oversees all aspects of the organization¿s marketing communications strategies including audience research and development, public relations, internal and external publications, print and digital advertising, and online presence. She is also responsible for leading the Museum Shop¿s retail operations. Coby brings a unique blend of professional agency and non-profit experience to her role, previously holding the positions of Creative Director for The Rickard Group, a boutique marketing communications firm, and Marketing Director for Young Audiences New Jersey, the state¿s largest not-for-profit arts education organization. She serves as the Vice Chair for the Central New Jersey chapter of Jersey Arts Marketers and served on Discover Jersey Art¿s Tourism Committee. Coby is currently engaged in GFS¿s Strategic Planning Committee, helping to chart the institution¿s future course. Following Coby¿s appointment to GFS in 2009 as the organization¿s first-ever marketing director, attendance at the sculpture park has more than doubled and all revenue-bearing divisions on the campus have seen growth including membership, program registrations, and restaurant patronage. In 2016, she received the distinction of ¿Business Champion¿ by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, and in 2017, was recognized with a ¿Salute to Service¿ award in recognition for the visible role she has played in boosting tourism in New Jersey.
 
Published April 24, 2018 by Grounds For Sculpture. 192 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.