You can hear in Mickalene Thomas’ voice her affection for Baltimore and enthusiasm for this moment in BMA history when she speaks by phone from her Brooklyn studio about her immersive two-story installation now on view at the Museum.
The Avenue, named for Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue, tells a story of the culinary histories embedded in the journeys of Black people from Africa to the Americas, and from South to North. In five digital collages, Wallace combines personal references to her family and her journey as a photographer with historical references.
This monthly online program brings together women artists and special guests to discuss their work with educators from the BMA and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Most recently, our hosts welcomed artist Delita Martin and discussed works in She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee’s Bend Quilts and Civil Rights with curator Brittany Luberda.