CALL/VoCA Talk: Mildred Howard

Mildred Howard, TAP: An Investigation of Memory, 2019, multimedia installation. Courtesy of the Oakland Museum of California.

Last fall, Lori Fogarty, Director and CEO of the Oakland Museum of California, sat down with artist Mildred Howard to discuss Howard's life, work, and artistic legacy. Their conversation traces the close connection between Howard's personal history and the continual evolution of her work, from her upbringing in South Berkeley to her large-scale public sculptures and ongoing explorations of migration, family, and notions of home.

This conversation is part of the sixth season of the CALL/VoCA Talks series, a partnership between VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) initiative. The Talks aim to highlight the innovative CALL program while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work.

We have so much stuff around, and so why not use what we have to make work?... I was thinking, how do I create a story with these objects?”

Mildred Howard

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