Vanessa German: In a Fit of Glory

2200 S Van Buren
Amarillo, TX 79109

(806) 371-5050

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    EXHIBITION DATES: January 11 – April 5, 2020

    Vanessa German is an American sculptor, painter, writer, activist, performer and poet based in Pittsburgh. As a self-described citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in the dynamic cultural ecosystem of communities and neighborhoods. Her intricate mixed-media sculptures combine doll parts, antique tins, cowrie shells, household objects, and African beads. With her three-dimensional collages German reclaims objects and words that symbolize the oppression of African Americans for generations, creating serene, if surreal, figures that call to mind religious icons, Congolese minkisi sculpture and folk art traditions. Her work is found in numerous permanent collections. The museum is planning to bring Vanessa German to Amarillo at the end of March. More details coming soon.

    Dr. and Mrs. Michael Engler
    Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Smith
    Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliet Foundation
    David D. and Nona S. Payne Foundation
    Texas Commission on the Arts
    National Endowment for the Arts
    Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council Arts Committee

    The Amarillo Museum of Art is located at 2200 South Van Buren on the Washington Street campus of Amarillo College. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1 -5 p.m. For additional information, visit, email, or call (806) 371-5050 or (806) 371-5392 (weekends).

    Driving directions:

    From I-40
    Take Washington Street exit
    Turn south on Washington
    Turn left onto 22nd
    Turn right onto Van Buren
    From I-27
    Take Washington Street exit
    Turn north on Washington
    Turn right onto 22nd
    Turn right onto Van Buren

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