Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Selected Database

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Curator’s comments

Aminah Robinson is a well-established and highly-esteemed African American artist from Columbus, whose strong ties to the Museum extend back to our organization of her first major museum exhibition in 1990. As Robinson's national reputation and accomplishments have continued to grow, the Museum has likewise continued to build a collection of her works. A Street Called Home, consisting of several fabric scrolls and a figure, is the original art work for Robinson's book by the same title, published by Harcourt Brace & Company this year [1997]. The work describes the sights, sounds and people of Poindexter Village, one of the first U.S. public housing projects, built here in Columbus. The original art for the book consists of two cloth paintings, the cover art, the backs of figures who appear on the back of flaps in the final accordion-style book, and a three-dimensional figure, the Brownyskin Man.

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Exhibition history

Eye Spy: Adventures in Art, CMA 1998-2010

Category of Work

Rag painting and study