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Curator’s comments

Aminah participated in a six-week study trip to Africa in 1979. The trip inspired a body of work consisting of hundreds of pieces that Aminah called Afrikan Pilgrimage: The Extended Family. This sketchbook, in which she captured her experiences during the trip was a reference for drawings and paintings made when she returned to Columbus.

Artist’s comments

Dedicated to my father and mother who gave me life and constant love - they taught me the beauty of nature. Afrikan Pilgrimage - The Extended Family - is a journey of life taken through the lives of family, friends, and of all Afrikan People around the world. The consciousness of the extended family has always been a spiritual experience with its beginnings in the "life of Poindexter Village," the place of my birth and childhood years: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. This gift... of having spent time with brothers and sisters in Afrika (Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Eithiopia and Egypt) has caused me to see and understand and feel the realities of the invisible lineage, which has always been the throb - the inner workings of all Afrikan people.

Visitors’ comments



Afrikan Pilgrimage: The Extended Family

Exhibition history

Symphonic Poem, CMA 2002 and tour 2006-07

Category of Work

Journal and Sketchbook