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Mildred Howard was inducted into the Culture & Art category in 2012.

My Story

Mildred Howard is a prolific mixed-media and installation artist whose work draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary experiences. Creating "an architecture for the remainder", her work questions perceptions and addresses misconceptions of how the world is viewed. Mildred uses a visual vocabulary shaped by memory, history, family, identity and place. Her work is included in the collections of major museums in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally. Her dedication to teaching is illustrated in art programs and the integration of art and science for inner city youth, the Juvenile Justice system, in universities, colleges, and art centers worldwide. Her 2004 exhibition at the Oakland Museum was the inspiration for the 100 Families Project. She is an independent artist and currently teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute.