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Artist Lecture: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In connection with the opening of Front Room at the Baltimore Museum of Art, MICA and the BMA present artist Akunyili Crosby discussing her new paintings on Wednesday, October 25, 6 pm in
Her new work draws upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States, maintaining ties to her family in Nigeria, and building relationships in America.
Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist’s works, but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of relationships and cultural backgrounds that contribute to Akunyili Crosby’s sense of self.