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Focus on Female Creativity

Help us celebrate the Baltimore Museum of Art’s 2020 Vision initiative and share the story of an artist, a caregiver, a frontline worker, a mentor, or friend in our living mosaic honoring female creativity and the women who have inspired you!

In honor of Alexandra

Crossing Houston street in New York with my daughter’s tiny hand in mine, I remember telling her, “ One day you will be bigger and will be holding my hand”. Time and memory play strange tricks when you are a caretaker and mother. Your own childhood memories can dominate your day, with spoken words mysteriously reappearing from mothers and grandmothers. I don’t remember being allowed to cross a street alone. I don’t think I ever was given permission, I think I finally just did it. My 23 year old daughter Alexandra is my biggest inspiration. She’s brave, she challenges herself, and she has a lust for knowledge and experiences. She had been teaching English in Madrid prior to the Covid_19 pandemic. Now she is teaching English remotely to children in China, the country where she was born. Clearly I reflect back to myself at 23, trying to figure out how to make art, move out of my parent’s home and get to New York. Finally I just did it. Watching her now I know she will do much more.

Shared by Joanne Freeman

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