The Art of a caged bird singing


Hampton Art Lovers has the distinct honor to showcase selections from the personal art collection of Maya Angelou. An acclaimed American poet, storyteller, activist, and autobiographer. In "The Art of a Caged Bird Singing: The Personal Art Collection of Maya Angelou", we will showcase the artwork that adorned her home and inspired her poetry, including, Phoebe Beasley’s "Sunrise is Coming After Awhile." Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, Beasley’s work illustrated a book of Langston Hughes poetry that was edited by Maya Angelou with an introduction and afterword penned by her. We will also exhibit an original lithograph by Tom Feelings which was lovingly inscribed and personalized to Dr. Angelou.