Melvin Edwards and Lorraine O'Grady included in Afrocosmologies: African Reflections at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.
The institution's press release follows:
Black artists explore spirituality and culture in Afrocosmologies: American Reflections. Alongside artists of the late-nineteenth century, contemporary artists define new ideas about spirituality, identity, and the environment in ways that move beyond traditional narratives of Black Christianity. In dialogue, these works acknowledge a continuing body of beliefs—a cosmology—that incorporates the centrality of nature, ritual, and relationships between the human and the divine. Emerging from the rich religious and aesthetic traditions of West Africa and the Americas, these works present a dynamic cosmos of influences that shape Contemporary art.
Afrocosmologies: African Reflections
October 19, 2019 – January 20, 2020
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art