MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art


WEAA 88.9 FM, "KEEP IT MOVING" with Marsha Jews (06/12/2013 at 7:00PM EDT)

Topic: "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery"

Guests: Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA, and three exhibiting artists - multimedia artist Joyce J. Scott '70 (art education); fine art photographer, educator and photojournalist Linda Day Clark '94 (photography); and Nigerian-American visual artist and student Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rinehart School of Sculpture).

The traveling exhibition "Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery"—curated by Leslie King-Hammond, Ph.D., graduate dean emerita and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA—will present African-American artists' interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions through historic and contemporary art at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture from Saturday, June 22-Sunday, Sept. 29. "Ashe to Amen" is among the first scholarly explorations into how the Bible has informed the multicultural African-American community's evolving artistic expression.

http://www.mica.edu/News/Ashe_to_Amen_Explores_Crossroads_of_Aesthetics_and_Belief_in_African-American_Art_June_22%E2%80%93Sept_29.html

Image caption: William H. Johnson, "Jesus and the Three Marys" (detail), c. 1939-40, oil on board, Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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