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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 memory of Virginia

My grandmother, Virginia Scott Watson, was a life-long learner. She probably would have told you that she wasn't particularly artistically gifted, but that wasn't really true. In her life, she was an inspired cook, a creator through sewing, cross-stitching, and knitting, she took up candle-making and furniture finishing, and even square dancing. Then, at 90, she decided she wanted to learn how to draw. She took classes, with the hallmark zeal of a lover of learning, and she was off. In five years, she created a body of work that any young artist would be proud of and proved that you are never too old to learn something new. My grandmother believed in the power of learning to transform lives for the better, to inspire connections with loved ones and strangers alike, and to spark compassion for the world outside yourself. To me, that is the true power of creativity.

Shared by Kristen McCurdy

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