Norma Morgan: In the Lands of the Moors and Catskills

Filed in Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions by on March 16, 2023

Norma Morgan: In the Lands of the Moors and Catskills

EXHIBITION: April 21–September 10, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 22, 4-6pm


This is the first solo exhibition of an African-American woman artist in the Towbin Wing, WAAM’s historical gallery. This exhibition and its accompanying publication and programming aim to return Morgan (1928-2017) to public view and acknowledge her contribution to Woodstock’s rich history as a Colony of the Arts. The presentation examines Norma Morgan’s evolution as an artist and her dramatic personal style that expanded upon traditional Romantic landscape painting, gestural abstraction and the age-old technique of engraving through experimentations with composition, color and line. Morgan rarely portrayed African-American figures and subjects in her works, acknowledging that she preferred to “rise above the situation,” and hoped that her art did “not limit itself by even national boundaries but can be enjoyed on an international basis, and by all people and age groups.”


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