Woman with Roanoke ties nominated for the Oscars

Ruth E. Carter is best known for her ‘Black Panther’ costume designs

ROANOKE, Va. – An artist with ties to Roanoke is going for gold at the Oscars.

Ruth E. Carter is a costume designer best known for her work in the Marvel movie ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’

She designed 2,100 costumes for the film and is now nominated for an Oscar for best costume design.

And you might recognize some of these if you’ve ever been to the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke – Carter’s work was showcased there.

“It was just fabulous having her costumes, her story, that visual communication, storytelling, and those narratives of culture race, and politics,” Executive Director of the Taubman Museum of Art Cindy Petersen said.

While working on the set of the film, Carter called into the Taubman for a webinar on her work.

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