Community Recommendations

Women in Power in the Arts

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library also had a book exhibit in the first floor lobby featuring books by and about women of color in the arts. Exhibit visitors left a long list of recommended artists, some of whom were represented in the exhibits, some of whom were new to the exhibit organizers!


Recommended artists from the Tulane Community:

Suzan Lori-Parks (playwright, novelist, musician)

Lynn Nottage (playwright)

Lauryn Hill (musician)

Solange (musician)

Elizabeth Catlett (graphic artist, sculptor)

Sonia Sanchez (poet)

Dr. Francis Cress Welsing (technically a psychiatrist)

Phyllis Wheatley (poet)

Maya Angelou (poet, novelist)

Audre Lorde (poet)

Kali Uchis (musician)

Octavia Butler (novelist)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (novelist)

Toni Morrison (novelist)

Angie Thomas (novelist)

Michelle Obama (technically a lawyer, but Amy Sherald painted her portrait)

Nina Simone (musician)

Zora Neale Hurston (novelist)

Ava Duvernay (filmmaker)

Countee Cullen (lgbt, poet)

Kara Walker (painter, print-maker, film-maker)

Mickalene Thomas (painter)

Vanessa German (poet, performer, sculptor, photographer)

Carrie Mae Weems (photographer)

Deana Lawson (photographer)

Toyin Ojih Odutola (visual artist)

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (painter)

Whitney Houston (musician)

Leontyne Price (musician)

Sade (musician)