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Stephen Towns: Rumination and A Reckoning

Categorized as: Museums & Exhibits, Art & Galleries
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: Mar 07, 2018
  • Ending on: Sep 18, 2018
  • 10:00AM - 05:00PM
  • Free admission
  • 443-573-1700
  • Event Website

Description:

The centerpiece of the exhibition is the artist’s monumental installation, “Birth of a Nation” (2014), which represents the abstracted figure of a black woman nursing a white infant against the backdrop of the first official flag of the United States. Suspended above a mound of earth, the quilt is surrounded by Towns’ ongoing Story Quilts series (2016), a cycle of seven works in luminous fabrics and glass beads that narrate the life of Nat Turner and his 1831 rebellion. Towns’ quilting practice delves into the perspectives of women and people of color and draws on that knowledge to interrogate the institution of slavery in American history.

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