The Colored Girls Museum

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Praise for who she is
Grace for our stories
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The Colored Girls Museum, is a public space for knowledge sharing which amplifies the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls and the issues which impact our lives. This museum initiates the “ordinary” object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expres

sion of being a Colored Girl. There are many museums about many things –we should have a Colored Girls Museum. Colored Girls have a unique and complex history—–it is a history informed by great tragedy and great triumph---a history which intersects and overlaps with other histories but remains distinct as colored women/girls navigate our dual circumstances as “colored and female “ we must begin the documenting process somewhere –why not now—why not here---our stories are as varied as our skin tones.

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05/03/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Gina Giles is a painter and fiber artist with a background in photography and digital art. Since her graduation from Moore College of Art & Design where she studied Photography and Digital Arts, Gina has honed into a very personal approach to art making that blurs the lines between her more straightforward two-dimensional pictorial style and her trail-blazing interpretation of fiber art.gigi






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/02/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Jordan Yates is an African-American artist whose journey has taken many twists and turns but has ultimately led her to creating a career for herself by following her passions. I am in love with clay. I am not only in love with the plasticity and physical matter of the medium but to the cultural aspect of which it connects all cultures”.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/02/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Pat McLean-Smith is a multidisciplinary artist. She creates one-of-a-kind crochet dolls, crewel embroidery, drawings and painting that often reflect the Africian-American community. In addition she is a published poet and teaching artist. She has received numerous awards and is the author of two books of poetry, “Poetry Pulls Pain,” and Healing Her Hurts,” a collection of short stories and poetry, as well as “REGGIE RASCAL,” a children’s book which she both wrote and illustrated. Pat is also the founder and director of the TOMORROW’S GIRLS & WOMEN, Mentoring Program.








Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/02/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Kortez Robinson
“Every project that I do whether it’s exhibiting art, DJing, upcycling fashion or graphic design will be centered around promoting underground culture and sharing the creativity of the African Diaspora. I believe there are opportunities to share positive culture without compromising one’s integrity. So instead of complaining about what we are lacking, I plan to use my platform to create the change I want to see in the arts and the community at large. I see the arts as the perfect tool to create that change.”









Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/02/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Heather Williams
As a multidisciplinary artist, I use abstract paintings, sculpture and film to explore complexities and dualities that exist within our world. My works are multilayered, textured and filled with movement, creating a visual representation of the various layers of meaning that exist within our experiences. Rooted in my Caribbean and African heritage, spirituality and identity, my paintings explore the concept of damage and repair. This exploration began on a personal level, but has since evolved into an examination of the fragmented histories that make up the legacy of The Middle Passage.art






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/01/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Destiny Crockett (she/her) is a scholar-artist who is curious about African American girlhood in the 20th and 21st centuries, Black feminisms, 20th and 21st century African American women’s literature and visual culture, Black archive theories, and Black q***r studies. Her visual artworks ask many of the same questions as her scholarly work, using collage and mixed media to analyze themes of age, the sartorial, beauty, play, and sexuality. Destiny earned her PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania with certificates in Africana Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and her B.A. in English with certificates in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Princeton University.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/01/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Lynda Grace Black is a multimedia artist interested in expressing the stories we carry, the connective power they hold, and the divine relationship we have to one another. Her primary mediums are yarn and twine and she is engaged in creating an evolving series of woven vessels representing lives lost to state sanctioned violence. This year, after a long career in Development, Public Relations and Program Administration, Lynda is focusing more time on art making and developing uplifting opportunities for others. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lynda has a BA in Communications from Temple University and an M.Ed. in Education from La Salle University.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/01/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Monna Morton
I am a maker of art. My paintings and artworks draw from my ancestral ties and my strong attraction to the African continent. I use African patterns and lines to create a textural surface, sometimes adding fabric, metals and fibers to my paintings. The driving force behind my works of art is to convey my culture as an African American woman and to embrace my African heritage. Every work tells a story with color, pattern and imagery.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/01/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Patircia Renee Thomas
Patricia Renee’ Thomas is a Philadelphia-based painter, drawer, and art educator, with a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, a MFA from University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design with a certificate in University Education, who’s work questions the repercussions of hyper-visibility, physical safety existing in a racialized society, and camouflage.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
05/01/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Nambue Kofi Evans commonly known as Odiyifo, is a native of Tatale in the Northern region of Ghana, based in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. Odiyifo is an astute Ghanaian imagemaker capable of demonstrating his versatility in the field of visual art of creativity. Currently he owns the registered Odiyifo Fine Art and Design Studio situated at Kumasi.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/30/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Bree Brown is a lifelong artist taking interest in many different forms through the years. After a period of feeling uninspired and estranged from her artistic roots, she decided to take a ceramics class in March, and since then she’s been in love with clay. Shortly after finishing that class, she decided to begin documenting her journey with clay via Instagram reels. Her goal is to bring joy to others and she hopes that her wonky pots can do that for people.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/30/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Rhena McClain
As a Philadelphia native, Rhena McClain is no stranger to the impact that poverty has on marginalized communities. She has committed her life to working alongside community members, religious and non-profit organizations, to strengthen and empower communities where the impacts are most severe.
Rhena currently serves as the Director of St. Barnabas Mission, ECS’s burgeoning community center in the Carroll Park area of West Philadelphia, where she is leading the effort to create a safe space that will lend itself to the revitalization effort of this community and positively impact its members.






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/30/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Martryce Roach
…a self-taught visual artist from New Brunswick, NJ, Martryce incorporates elements of music, education, geometric shapes, and environment to construct surrealistic art stories that speak to human experiences and relationships, particularly as they relate to African American culture.








Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/29/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Rosalind Nzinga Vaughn - Nichol
I am a mixed media artist and papermaker. I have worked in multiple mediums, beginning as a graphic designer. Work in display greatly influenced a love for the versatility of paper as an art medium. Initially prompting work with papier-mâché sculptures and assemblages.
For the past two decades, I have focused on incorporating vintage lace and textiles into handmade paper which I use in mixed media quilts paintings collages and installations.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/29/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Kassandra Khalil is a visual artist, writer, and arts organizer. Her visual work is highly autobiographical, using simple line drawings to explore how gestures evoke personal and cultural memory. Using irregular 2D surfaces such as vellum paper or plant materials, the images activate negative space with texture or translucence as a “memory” space where viewers can remember/imagine/construct narratives. She began writing poetry and creative fiction because she couldn’t bother to fact check herself. Her works rotate themes of migration, romance, and memory to provoke intimate portrayals and unfinished thought. Khalil’s work was immensely influenced by the exposure to her mother’s Haitian culture. She pulls visual inspiration from ancient Egyptian imagery and form, connecting her to her father’s heritage.








Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/29/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Chelsea McMaster
The basis of my work is inspired by the cultural traditions and people of the Caribbean Islands and the indissoluble mark left on the region by European Colonialism. While holding onto what we have left and celebrating the present we have made because of it. My search highlights the hidden remnants of a past life, and people. My work further explores the weight of cultural identity and traditions as it relates to women of the African diaspora. Focusing on matriarchal ties, it refers to women as the keepers of knowledge and their parallels to the vessels both in practicality and significance. Using a contemporary standpoint, these pieces incorporate traditional Afro-Caribbean practices of making functional ware, low-fire finishes and decorative techniques, with representational figures in memoriam of the traditions kept and passed down.







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04/28/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Denys Davis is an author, interior designer, artist ,museum curator and founder of designzuri LLC. Her works center around the exploration and reinterpretation of the roots of diverse cultural influences.
While each medium seems different, she believes each one has the same goal. The work or space should speak to the client’s or observers’ soul and invoke an emotional response of understanding, harmony, balance, and joy.







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04/27/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Susan Ragland
I am an urban folk artist whose contemporary images reside outside of the classically traditional conventions. My paintings deliberately use a kaleidoscope of bright colors to center black joy and exhilaration.
In each painting, patterns, shapes and colors mix to display warmth, rhythm and whimsicality. Fluorescents swirl around figures, commanding attention and visibility. My painted characters are unabashedly present and imperfect, sometimes staring, with seemingly blank expressions, directly at the observer. However, the funk and soul cannot be contained, so bodies and hair explode with exuberant energy.







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04/27/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Roberto Lugo is a Philadelphia-based artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator. Lugo utilizes classical pottery forms in conjunction with portraiture and surface design reminiscent of his North Philadelphia upbringing and Hip Hop culture to highlight themes of poverty, inequality, and racial injustice. Lugo’s works reimagine traditional European and Asian ceramics, adding a 21st-century street sensibility. Their hand-painted surfaces feature classic decorative patterns and motifs combined with elements of urban life, graffiti and portraits of individuals who have been historically absent from traditional luxury vessels.







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04/26/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Prosper Ofori Kessey is a Ghanaian born artist. He incorporates the styles of realism, abstract art and symbolism. Acrylics being his main medium of choice, he occasionally switches between mediums to create diversity in his works. His works pays homage to the African culture, bring to light the beauty of black people and what it means to be African. He also draws inspiration from dreams, proverbs and political issues.







Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/26/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Daphne Helvira Arthur�I use smoke, paint, clay, and collage to explore the qualities that exist in the nature of change and impermanence.�Trails of incandescent candles, slithering drips of colors, clusters of glitter and found materials blur the line between ephemera and permanence. Beauty and decay. Intuition and cognition. Illusion and reality.





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04/25/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

ALIYAH BONNETTE’s work tells the story of a black woman’s journey to find herself. She combines improvisational quilting to stitch together the stories and memories of black women across generations. Through the addition of paint, she constructs stories of her own blackness, femininity and sexuality beyond the violence and hyper sexualization that Black women face in a colonized world.






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/25/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Ellen Blalock is an artist with a mission. She states, “I believe my job is to be a conduit to listen and tell the stories of people that need to be heard and represented; the ones whose lives and experiences have been marginalized. I am particularly interested in the African American experience in the United States.” She works in many mediums including photography, video, drawing, and fiber.






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/24/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Gail Lloyd of Germantown is a Ceramic Artist. Lloyd, originally from Washington, said working with clay is very organic compared to film, which has become more digital and less tangible. She believes ultimately there is life to her art, producing sort of “a spirit in the clay that comes alive after the clay hardens.”






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/24/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Calli Roche is an American artist and patternmaker based in Brooklyn, New York.
Calli comes from a long line of dressmakers, tailors, and artisans from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Much of their work is rooted in the ability to create a well-constructed object. Using practical skills, developed out of necessity, they create artifacts that bring their inner world to life.






Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/23/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Yinka Orafidiya is a primarily self-taught, socially engaged ceramic artist based in Philadelphia, PA. She currently sustains her studio practice at The Allens Lane Art Center where she also teaches and works as the assistant studio technician. She is the founder and current CEO of the OYA Studio, a ceramics residency and archival space for Black artists.





Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/23/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Deborah Grayson
Using vernacular, ethnographic, and medical photographs from the early 20th century as source material, Deborah Grayson examines historical archives to trace Black women’s life-stories. Moving between figuration and abstraction, the historical and the intergalactic, the spiritual and the profane, Grayson uses printmaking (e.g. etching, woodcut, screen printing) and drawing to re/animate the rich but neglected and sometimes quiet stories of Black women's lives.

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/22/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Jacarrea Garraway is a Creative Director and Photographer with roots in poetry, performance, and fine arts. Her artistic practice combines visual aesthetics and anthropology; incorporating film, still images, and graphic design. Her recent work examines the psychology of fashion, fluidity, and personal boundaries. She is working towards creating work that reflects on how it might be possible to live sustainably in a world of consumerism.



Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season.  Bravo !!!!!!Sit a Spell is a cal...
04/22/2024

Join us in our Virtual Celebration of the artists who sat a spell with us this season. Bravo !!!!!!

Sit a Spell is a call to Black women to invoke the wisdom of their ancestors, remember their history, and chart a path to their future. Just taking the time to Sit A Spell at TCGM is an act of resistance. We pay tribute to the artists that sat a spell with us as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition, “The Intermission opening on May 4th, 2024

Intisar (Ehn-ti-Sar) Hamilton is a North Philadelphia born & based, multi-disciplinary, contemporary artist. Hamilton has expanded the persona and practice to explore the ever shifting intersections of being a free black woman in America. She is the co-founder of Studio 1517.




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About TCGM

The Colored Girls Museum, is a public space for knowledge sharing which amplifies the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls and the issues which impact our lives. This museum initiates the “ordinary” object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl. There are many museums about many things –we should have a Colored Girls Museum. Colored Girls have a unique and complex history—–it is a history informed by great tragedy and great triumph---a history which intersects and overlaps with other histories but remains distinct as colored women/girls navigate our dual circumstances as “colored and female “ we must begin the documenting process somewhere –why not now—why not here---our stories are as varied as our skin tones.


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