Here's a chance for you to explore New York State and check out the works of Emma Amos, an African-American woman artist. It's important that in this Tik Tok era, we get back to some real culture. There is an art gallery about three hours from Buffalo that is highlighting Amos' work.

“Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” is a major retrospective of the artist’s distinguished six-decade career. The exhibition features more than 60 artworks Amos created from 1958 to 2015. ~ via a release I received

Amos' works are on display at the Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, from now through September 12, 2021. It is located at 310 Genesee Street in Utica, New York. Amos, who was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, moved to New York City to pursue her art professionally. Her art addressed race, women's rights and equality, gender and other social and cultural issues.

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Shawnya L. Harris, who helped organize “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey,” said in a media release,

“Amos is one of several Black women artists whose contribution to art history deserves attention and critique. Putting together several decades worth of her work provides a special opportunity to learn more about her career, techniques, and ideas, inviting re-evaluation and new audiences in relation to her artistic progression.”

General admission at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is $12 for adults and $6 for students. Children 12 and under are free. You can visit its website to get more details to plan your trip.

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