Artist Sonya Clark's Homage to Madam C.J. Walker | WYPR

Artist Sonya Clark's Homage to Madam C.J. Walker

Mar 1, 2019

Madam C.J. Walker
Credit Courtesy of Madam Walker Family Archives

A new exhibit at the Goya Contemporary Gallery here in Baltimore is inspired by the civil rights activist and entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, who, more than a century ago, created a company that manufactured and sold hair-care products for black women. In the process, Walker became a millionaire.

The exhibition, called Hair/Goods: An Homage to Madam C.J. Walker, is a collection of work by the internationally acclaimed fiber artist Sonya Clark, who is a Professor of Art at Amherst College in Massachusetts. 

Today's guests also include:

A’Lelia Bundles, the biographer and great-great-granddaughter of Madam Walker.

And Amy Raehse,  who is executive director and partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery and curator of the Walker exhibit.