Baltimore Museum of Art’s Generations Exhibit

This post is part of the ‘In 7′ photo series., where I share a moment in 7 pictures.

For months I was meaning to see the Baltimore Museum of Art’s exhibit, ‘Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art‘. I was able to carve out some time on a Sunday to see it AND bring my family.

The Generations exhibit features abstract artworks of black artists from the 1940s to the present. Political choice is one of the central themes of the exhibit. The exhibit curates works from Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida’s Collections, the Baltimore Museum of Art’s collections, and select loans.

Photographing this exhibit was a fun challenge and I tried to focus on specific aspects of certain pieces that caught my attention. Here are my 7 photos that captured parts of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Generations exhibit with a photo-by-photo breakdown below:


Upon ascending the stairs to enter the main part of the exhibit, this is part of the installation behind you.
Mark Bradford‘s A Private Stranger Thinking About His Needs
Lorna Simpson‘s Soundlessness
Shinique Smith‘s Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink
Leonardo Drew‘s Number 52S
Al Loving‘s Brownie, Sunny, Dave, and Al
Kevin Beasley‘s Chair of the Ministers of Defense

If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of the “In 7” photo series.

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Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.

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