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Raggin' on : the art of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's house and journals / edited by Carole M. Genshaft ; essays by Ramona Austin, Lisa Gail Collins, Lisa Farrington, Carole M. Genshaft, Deidre Hamlar, Nannette V. Maciejunes, William "Ted" McDaniel, Debra Priestly.

Other Title:
Ragging on
Publication:
Columbus, Ohio : Columbus Museum of Art, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
235 pages : illlustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Subjects:
Robinson, Aminah Brenda Lynn -- Exhibitions.
Columbus Museum of Art -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Ohio -- Columbus -- Exhibitions.
Robinson, Aminah Brenda Lynn.
Columbus Museum of Art.
Art.
Ohio -- Columbus.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
"When artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, a MacArthur "genius" award recipient, passed away in 2015, she left her estate to the Columbus Museum of Art. Crammed with an array of work ranging from monumental tapestries she called RagGonNons to intricate "sacred manuscript pages" on paper-thin sheets of deerskin, her house and its contents reflect her passion "to fill in the blank pages of African American history with art." Combining text with pen and ink and watercolor drawings, she created button- and beaded- encrusted journals to record her experiences in Europe, South America, and the Middle East and others to expound on the layers of meaning embedded in her work. These objects from the home, which served as her sanctuary and anchor, provide an intimate view of Robinson's creative process. Essays in the catalogue will present new scholarship on Robinson's efforts to correct the omissions of traditional history through work based on her African roots, ancestral ties to slavery, and the Northern Migration. Other essays will explore the confluence of academic training and folk traditions that make her work so distinctive; the importance of her home as a physical, spiritual, emotional foundation; the feminist themes that recur and reverberate in her work; her use of non-traditional materials in the context of contemporary art; and the journal entries she carefully penned and edited late in her career"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Sacred sanctuary / Deidre Hamlar
Sankofa and contemporary art / Lisa Farrington
A song of being : challenges of the art of Aminah Robinson / Ramona Austin.
Notes:
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Raggin' on: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's House and Journals, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, curated by Carole M. Genshaft and Deidre Hamlar"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Genshaft, Carole Miller, editor, contributor.
Austin, Ramona M., contributor.
Collins, Lisa Gail, contributor.
Farrington, Lisa E., contributor.
Hamlar, Deidre, contributor.
Maciejunes, Nannette V. (Nannette Vicars), contributor.
McDaniel, William Theodore, contributor.
Priestly, Debra, 1961- contributor.
Columbus Museum of Art, host institution.
Contains:
Container of: Maciejunes, Nannette V. (Nannette Vicars). Aminah and the museum.
Container of: Austin, Ramona M. Song of being.
ISBN:
9780578687360
0578687364
OCLC:
1152390886
Publisher Number:
40030214527
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