Edwards, who is descended from a West African blacksmith, has explored his African roots since the early 1970s, living, teaching and travelling throughout the continent. The objects in this exhibition showcase the formal resonance that Edwards found in African art and highlight the importance of the African continent in the development of American art as a whole.
The exhibition is sponsored by the Smart Family Foundation of Illinois and the Henry Moore Foundation.
29 September 2019-11 January 2020
Melvin Edwards at Baltimore Museum of Art