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Mark Bradford in Baltimore on November 11!

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path

November 11 @ 11:30AM -3:30Am

How do you make a path to power where none exists? How do you assess a community's needs and create access for a community to self-determine?

The first event of the BMA's new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), brings together one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, Mark Bradford, and BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford for a conversation exploring how the artist grapples with these and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.

Doors open with performances curated by SunSets with spoken word artist Kondwani Fidel, jazz musician Clarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good band, and DJ Pierre Bennu. Enjoy light refreshments, community conversation, and a collaborative activity to map the future with Baltimore-based artist Graham Coreil-Allen.

Mark Bradford, "Spoiled Foot" [detail], mixed media on canvas, lumber, loan sheeting, drywall, dimensions variable, 2016| Photo: Joshua White, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Mark Bradford, "Spoiled Foot" [detail], mixed media on canvas, lumber, loan sheeting, drywall, dimensions variable, 2016| Photo: Joshua White, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Njideka Akunyili Crosby to speak at MICA 10/25

October 25 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Free

Join us at the Falvey Hall auditorium at the Maryland Institute College of Art to hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby, winner of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship, talk about her new suite of works on view at the BMA with BMA Senior Curator Kristen Hileman. Her layered, mixed media paintings explore the artist’s experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States and navigating cultures. Learn more about the meanings embedded in her complex constructions composed of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers.

This program is presented in partnership with Maryland Institute College of Art Painting Department.

 

https://artbma.org/events/2017-25-10.CrosbyTalk

http://njidekaakunyili.com/

Portals (Left Panel), 2016, Acrylic, transfers, colored pencils, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 7 ft. × 8 ft.

Portals (Left Panel), 2016, Acrylic, transfers, colored pencils, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 7 ft. × 8 ft.