History, Art & Culture

Virtual Rappaport Lecture

in partnership with the Rappaport Foundation

DeCordova presents a virtual talk by acclaimed artist Sonya Clark, recipient of the 2020 Rappaport Prize. Clark (b. 1967, Washington, D.C.) is Professor of Art at Amherst College and best known as a fiber artist whose powerful work addresses issues of race, history, and culture. In her artwork, Clark turns everyday items such as hair combs and flags into aesthetic objects. Across all mediums, Clark challenges viewers to make connections between past and present, probing the roots of racial and national identities, and highlighting links between the founding of the United States, the institution of slavery, and contemporary practices of policing and incarceration.

Created in 2000 and endowed in 2010, the Rappaport Prize is an annual art award presented by deCordova through the generosity of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.

Annual Rappaport Prize

Rappaport Prize

Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth