Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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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 she called Afrikan Pilgrimage. the Extended Family. Aminah sketched the scenes she experienced in her journal as she traveled and, when she returned to Columbus, she used the drawings to create cloth paintings like this one.

Artist’s comments

I saw people, young kids, adults with carts, donkeys with bags of food or grain and hay for the livestock. I saw beautiful women with their hair dressed - just absolutely beautiful. I saw people lying in the street. It was part of the everyday scene. They weren't homeless, they were just lying down. Sometimes I would see whole families lying down on a rug, right in the street. It was a natural thing.

Visitors’ comments


Afrikan Pilgrimage: The Extended Family

Exhibition history

Symphonic Poem, CMA 2002 and tour 2006-07

Category of Work