Wings Not Meant to Fly (detail), 2012 by Jamea Richmond-Edwards
Wings Not Meant to Fly (detail), 2012 by Jamea Richmond-Edwards

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: The Contemporary Response

September 27, 2012 – January 19, 2013

artwork | artists’ talk

Eight artists influenced by works featured in the Walters Art Museums’ exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe collate modern culture to interpret the role of Africans serving as diplomats, merchants, slaves, and rulers through an aesthetic rooted in black cultural history.

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Featured Artist: Jules Arthur, Maya Freelon Asante, Nathaniel Donnett, Victor Ekpuk, Jeffrey Kent, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Mario Andres Robinson and Amy Sherald

Chief Curator: Myrtis Bedolla, Founding Director, Galerie Myrtis; Co-Curator: Amy Morton, Owner, Morton Fine Art, and Exhibition Advisor: Joaneath Spicer, Ph.D., Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Walters Art Museum.