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USA | Jun 25, 2023

WATCH: Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson’s tapestry at the High Museum of Art

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(Photo: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis)

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, The High Museum of Art is the largest museum for visual art in the southeastern United States.

The museum’s art collection includes, among other things, a diverse African art collection which represents the depth and breadth of the African diaspora which highlights the cultural bonds throughout the Black Atlantic world and beyond. 

Currently at the High Museum is of a work entitled “… they stood in a time of unknowing … for those who bear/bare witness”, by Jamaica’s own Ebony G Patterson, winner of the 2023 David C. Driskell Prize Award.

This tapestry addresses postcolonial society shaped by economic globalisation where groups of people are rendered invisible through race-based class and social divisions. 

Watch the High’s Wielanbd Family Curator of Modern and Contempary Art, Michael Rooks, discuss Ebony’s work. 

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