The Anacostia Community Museum will be closed from January 8, 2024-March 22, 2024. We will reopen on Saturday, March 23, 2024 with our next exhibition, A Bold and Beautiful Vision: A Century of Black Arts Education in Washington, DC,1900-2000. We hope you will join us! 

Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott

November 1, 1998 – January 2, 1999
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

Elizabeth Talford Scott draws on methods, materials, and memories from her rural childhood to fuse vibrantly colored cloth from around the world into asymmetrical shapes and patterns. Real and imaginary creatures inhabit her densely-stitched surfaces adorned with stones, buttons, shells, bones, and other found objects. Her storytellers include insects, such as “candlebugs” (fireflies), monsters, and frogs.

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