Virtual Insights: Judith Scott

American Folk Art Museum




Event Dates

Sep 16, 2020


1:00pm – 2:15pm

American Folk Art Museum

Wrapped, wound, and interwoven, Judith Scott’s cocoon-like sculptures offer viewers a powerful experience of intimacy, enhanced by the enigma of the artist’s intentions. Born deaf and mute with Down syndrome, Scott began creating at age forty-three, after being introduced to the Oakland-based, non-profit Creative Growth Art Center.

Reflecting on the 30th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act this year, Senior Curator Valérie Rousseau and Tom di Maria, Director of External Relations at Creative Growth Art Center, will explore Scott’s groundbreaking life and work, taking a closer look at her complex creative process and examining questions of interpretation and exhibition. This program is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition American Perspectives.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please consider making a donation when you register to support ongoing virtual programming.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with Zoom instructions. Please email if you have any questions.