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Nigerian and American Culture Come Together for This Eye-Popping Exhibit

Globally-minded art connoisseurs will not want to miss the latest exhibition to hit the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This month, check out the most recent FOCUS exhibit featuring Akunyili Crosby, whose works incorporate signs of both Nigeria and the United States through images of fashion, architecture, and furnishings and commemorative fabric printed with portraits. See it for yourself this Sunday, December 9th.

Los Angeles-based artist and 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Njideka Akunyili Crosby draws upon her experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States while maintaining ties to her family in Africa and building relationships in America. Layers of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers not only energize the interiors and figures depicted in the artist's works but serve as a metaphor for the complex merging of cultural backgrounds that contribute to Crosby's sense of self.

For her FOCUS exhibition, the artist has created a series of visually and conceptually mirrored pairs of paintings. One juxtaposes a Nigerian interior with Crosby's Los Angeles home. In another, a Nigerian table setting is matched with an American example. The Nigerian image is centered around the trappings of afternoon tea, a custom brought to the country by its British colonizers that continues to incorporate European food products.

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and features three solo exhibitions each year. Started in 2005, this series is committed to introducing visitors to new and emerging artists that are gaining worldwide acclaim as well as exhibiting esteemed mid-career artists who have previously been under-recognized in the region.

This open is included with admission to The Modern Art Museum. Admission is 16 dollars for adults, 12 dollars for seniors, military, and first responders, and 10 dollars for students. Children under 18 may enjoy free admission.

Even though The Depot Apartments in Fort Worth, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, December 9, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

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