Curator Tour from Home: Derrick Adams Selects
When Derrick Adams sought to paint scenes of Black people engaged in pool-side recreation, he was surprised to find that there weren’t any such images online. Delving deeper into his research, he discovered images of Martin Luther King Jr. relaxing on vacation with his wife Coretta and wondered why this side of the Civil Rights leader’s life is so little known to the general public.
Join Laura Vookles, Chair of the HRM Curatorial Department, on a virtual tour of Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects, with works selected by Adams from the permanent collection to complement his exhibition Buoyant. The works in Derrick Adams Selects highlight our interactions with water: visual, physical, and emotional, and exude the themes of leisure and celebration present in Adams’ work.