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Shinique Smith: Grace Stands Beside

March 15, 2020 - August 09, 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 new sculpture is motivated by the monuments that Shinique Smith practiced drawing as a young artist growing up in Baltimore City. Its title is an evolution of one of the inscriptions on the base of the former Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1903, which reads “Glory stands beside our grief.” The monument was removed in 2017 following public recognition of how this work and others exalted histories of slavery and racism. In relation to her layered feelings and memories of the bronze sculpture, Smith was compelled to create her own deity-like form as a monument to Grace, which the artist defines as: “a complex state of being that black people and others who have endured tragic prejudice have embodied to survive and to rise beyond.” The sculpture will be comprised of vintage fabrics and quilts, as well as garments from the artists family, friends, and extended connections who reside in Baltimore.

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

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