The Outsider Art of Ruby C. Williams
MMoA is proud to present an exhibition of artwork by Floridian outsider artist Ruby C. Williams in our Liebig Gallery from August 23 – October 5, 2019.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, 5:30pm – 7pm
Ruby C. Williams is a farmer, minister, grandmother, and self-taught folk artist who began making brightly colored signs to advertise her produce stand along Florida’s State Road 60 in the early 1980s. Williams has a deep connection with her family and the land they have farmed near Bealsville, Florida for generations, ever since her great-grandmother Mary Reddick, a freed slave, helped found the town.
In 2005 Williams was awarded the Florida Folk Heritage Award, and she has exhibited in galleries and museums from Florida to the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum in Washington, DC. You can view her website here.