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Melvin Edwards: Crossroads

September 29, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
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443-573-1700

Overview

This exhibition explores the cross-cultural connections in Melvin Edwards’ sculpture from 1980 to the present. Edwards (American, b. 1937) was profoundly influenced by his experience at a major arts festival in Lagos in 1977. Since then his work has increasingly connected to African art, languages, poetry, liberation politics, and philosophy. He has made reciprocal ties to many African countries, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Senegal, where he has maintained a home for nearly 20 years. Through the presentation of 18 works from the artist’s Lynch Fragments series shown alongside a selection of larger sculpture, including the room-size installation, Agricole, Crossroads tells the story of Edwards’ travels, the people he engaged, and the larger social history of the period.

Event Details

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  • Art Museums & Galleries
  • Free
  • Free Admission
  • Charles Village

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