HRM Featured in The New York Times

Dear Friends:

Our entire team at HRM has been hard at work preparing for the season. It’s especially gratifying when that work is recognized by The New York Times! In today’s Fine Arts & Exhibits section, our two new bold exhibitions are featured: African American Art in the 20th Century and Jamel Robinson: Beauty from Ashes. You can read the article online here.

Writer Alina Tugend interviewed featured artists Jamel Robinson and Renée Stout; Laura Vookles, Chair of HRM’s Curatorial Department; and Virginia Mecklenburg, Chief Curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, who curated the original exhibition from SAAM’s collection. The exhibition of premier works has been touring throughout the US; the HRM is the final stop and the only New York venue.

Learn about the evolution of African American Art in the 20th Century and how Jamel Robinson, HRM’s Fall 2021 Teaching Artist-in-Residence, took inspiration from the exhibition to create five multimedia works of art that speak to what it means to be a Black artist today. He states: “As Black people we’re fighting for change, and as a Black artist, we’re always trying to move forward—it always feels like we’re fighting for change and sometimes literally for change.”

African American Art in the 20th Century and Jamel Robinson: Beauty from Ashes are on view through January 16, 2022. Museum hours are Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm.

We look forward to your visit!

Masha Turchinsky
Director and CEO

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