Shirley Woodson: Why Do I Delight

Date: September 24, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Detroit Artist Market
4719 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Category: Special Event

Shirley Woodson

Shirley Woodson: Why Do I Delight

Friday, September 24- Saturday, October 23, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday, September 24, 6 – 9 pm

Curated by Leslie Graves

Shirley Woodson is the 2021 Kresge Emminent Artist, a CFPCA Arts Achievement Award Recipient and Wayne State Alumnus BFA 1958 & MA 1965

DAM has the honor of presenting Shirley Woodson: Why Do I Delight, curated by Leslie Graves. A legendary Detroit artist and educator, Woodson’s artistic career spans six decades, and her work is represented in collections across America, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Studio Museum in Harlem. This exhibition showcases Ms. Woodson’s range, which includes early paintings and collage work produced in muted tones, and extends to her trademark richly colored, textured abstracts. The exhibition also features artwork that pays tribute to Woodson, from protégés Elizabeth Youngblood, Dwight Smith, Kimberly Harden, Peter Gilleran, Beverly Watson, and Najama Maat.

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