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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Selected Database

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Curator’s comments

In anticipation of her retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2006, Aminah read about the past and present of Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Crown Heights, Weeksville, and Brownsville. She also drew on her memories of living in New York during a residency at PS 1 in 1989. Dancin' in the Street was inspired by the West Indian Carnival, a street celebration held annually in Brooklyn on Labor Day, but it represents the spirit of similar celebrations held in cities and towns across America. This woodcut, printed in Brooklyn by Kelly Driscoll, is one of eleven different scenes from the series Aminah created in 2005.

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Exhibition history

2 Black Women, Faith Ringgold and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson - ACA, NYC, February 6 - March 20, 2010

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