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Shirley Woodson: 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist monograph, “A Palette for the People”


Figurative painter, tireless arts educator and advocate Shirley Woodson is the 2021 Kresge Eminent Artist. She is widely honored for devoting decades to broadening education and exhibition opportunities for generations of African American artists, and for championing art as an essential lens into Detroit’s history and culture. She is the 13th metro Detroit artist to receive the award, one of Detroit’s most coveted cultural prizes. This monograph highlights Woodson’s life and work and is prepared and published by The Kresge Foundation. The monograph was presented to Woodson in conjunction with the opening of an exhibition of her work at Detroit Artists Market.

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