Betye Saar has long been at the forefront of mixed media assemblage art, and her daughters Lezley Saar and Alison Saar have taken up the torch themselves. Their striking works reference popular culture and family traditions, as well as changing views about gender, feminism, and race. In this calendar, each artist is celebrated with four of her thought-provoking contemporary works.



Part of our women poets collection, this white and rose gold enamel pin badge bears an intricate sun and moon design with the quote 'still i rise' based on dr. Maya angelou's incredible poem of the same title.





The definitive, deluxe art book from costume design legend Ruth E. Carter. Ruth E. Carter is a living legend of costume design. At its core, Carter's oeuvre celebrates Black heroes and sheroes, whether civil rights leaders or Wakandan warriors. She has brought the past to life and helped us imagine a brighter future. This book is sure to inspire the next generation of artists and storytellers.



Shonibare's sculptures and installations revisit the conflicted legacy of many historical artifacts in order to explore the complex hybridity of postcolonial life with unique irony. Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire offers an up-close encounter with the tensions and history that motivate this singular artist, tracing colonialism and its consequences for leaders, worldviews, and body images in his oeuvre.




Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting.





From the mid-century metropolis of Chicago to the windswept ancestral lands of the Dakota people, to the bleak and brutal Indian boarding schools, A Council of Dolls is the story of three women, told in part through the stories of the dolls they carried. A modern masterpiece, A Council of Dolls is gorgeous, quietly devastating, and ultimately hopeful.








Style is not just the clothes on our backs--it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he looked to for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that--because clothes are never just clothes.


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