Auburn-owned artwork ‘Dream Girl with Woven Camisole’ on display at Philadelphia Museum

Published: November 04, 2021

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A piece from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art’s collection titled  “Dream Girl with Woven Camisole” by acclaimed painter and printmaker Emma Amos currently is on display at the Philadelphia Museum.  

The artwork is on loan to the museum as part of the exhibition “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey.” Amos’ life and work recently was celebrated and reflected upon in a feature article by The New York Times.  

An Atlanta native, Amos’s artwork challenged conventional thinking on politics, identity and race. Her work also championed feminist and multicultural themes.  

With support from “TenSeventyTwo-A Campaign for Collecting and Conserving Art,” the Jule Collins Smith of Fine Art was able to purchase the work. The work has been on tour throughout the United States since January, with its final stop coming in Philadelphia.  

Faculty are welcome to schedule class visits, research projects and other engagement for the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art with Chris Molinski, director of engagement, education and learning, at 334-844-7014.

Submitted by: Charlotte Hendrix

"Dream Girl with Woven Camisole" by Emma Amos