Adorned: An exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art highlights African women

An exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) brings together works from the BMA's collection "to demonstrate the critical role of women in shaping and maintaining social identities across 20th-century Africa," the museum details.

“Adorned: African Women and the Art of Identity,” as Afro-American Newspapers reported, is part of the museum’s 2020 Vision initiative, a year of exhibitions and programs dedicated to the presentation of the achievements of female-identifying artists.

The article states:

According to the BMA, this focus on women artists was inspired by the centennial of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. So 2020 Vision builds upon the museum’s recent efforts to expand its presentations of women and minority artists and become more engaged with the community. The BMA said it will spend at least $2.5 million this year acquiring pieces by female artists.

Read the article here.

Image: Baltimore Museum of Art website / Installation view, Adorned: African Women & the Art of Identity. Photo by Mitro Hood.