Inspiring Greatness Through Words and Deeds
Exhibition of Works by Artist Baret Boisson
June 11 - September 5, 2016
Standing at the intersection of history, fame, myth, and influence, Baret Boisson's art encourages viewers to reflect on how famous figures have had an impact on the lives of so many. In the series Inspiring Greatness, the artist's depictions of celebrated civil rights activists, politicians, sports figures, and entertainers combine images and text to create rich portrayals that make her an artist that defies easy categorization.
In the Inspiring Greatness Series, Boisson portrays historical figures who have left an indelible mark on the world. Whether fighting for civil and human rights or taking a stance in support of the labor movement, Boisson's subjects are all leaders whose actions have challenged others to work for social justice and political change.
Baret Boisson is a self-trained L.A. artist known for her portraits of historical figures from Abraham Lincoln to Rosa Parks as well as commissioned works for such notables as Elizabeth Taylor, Jimmy Fallon, Shonda Rhimesand Kathy Ireland. The National Civil Rights Museum is proud to premier two of Boisson's most recent works. Boisson is gifting the MLK, Jr., - I Have a Dream piece to the Museum.
The exhibition is curated by New York-based independent curator Christine Minas.