Gertrude Morgan1900-1980

Museum of American Folk Art
New York, NY

$15,000 toward The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan, a traveling retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalogue, organized by guest curator William Fagaly and museum curator Brooke Anderson. Morgan was a self-taught African-American artist whose work was inspired by her life as an evangelist. Employing materials such as plastic trays, scrapwood, and guitar cases painted with messages and figurative imagery, Morgan considered her work a vehicle for communicating her religious beliefs.