Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Valerie Maynard was a key figure in the 1970s Black Arts Movement. Maynard graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College in 1977 and worked as Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem. She taught art at institutions including but not limited to: Howard University, Baltimore School of the Arts, Jersey State College and The College of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas.
Her work as a sculptor, printmaker, designer and instructor centers around issues of social inequalities. Maynard has also created public art, most notably a 2002 glass and tile mosaic, Polyrhythmics of Consciousness and Light, located near the 125th Street station in the New York Subway.
Artist: Valerie Maynard (b. 1937)
Dimensions: 39 ½ x 17 ¾ x 4 inches
Accession Number: H77.49
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