Roots Culture History: The Works of LaQuincey Reed and Markus Muse

LaQuincey Reed's intricate bronze sculptures and Markus Muse’s technical portraitures pay homage to often-overlooked figures in American and world history. This exhibition features artworks that delve into ancestral roots and cultural identity, offering a unique opportunity to experience the extraordinary artistic talents of both artists side by side.

Open date

March 8, 2024

Close date

June 1, 2024

Exhibit type

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Resilience, Creativity, Strength...

From the earliest manifestations of artistic expression to contemporary interpretations, the contributions of Black individuals resonate throughout the ages, revealing clues to a past far more diverse and nuanced than commonly appreciated. This exhibition extends an invitation to visitors, encouraging them to delve into the intertwined histories of Black heritage and the Western art tradition. Featuring painted and sculpted portraits, each piece acts as a window into the multifaceted experiences of Black historical figures—spanning from royalty and literary characters to cowboys and familial figures.

Black history transcends beyond just American history.

It is deeply intertwined with the history of the West and world history. Engaging with these artworks, viewers are prompted to explore representation, identity, and cultural memory.

Celebrating the enduring legacy of resilience, creativity, and strength, the works of LaQuincey Reed and Markus Muse illuminate rich narratives and forge tangible connections to the past.

LaQuincey Reed's intricate bronze sculptures and Markus Muse’s technical portraitures pay homage to often-overlooked figures in American and world history. This exhibition features artworks that delve into ancestral roots and cultural identity, offering a unique opportunity to experience the extraordinary artistic talents of both artists side by side.

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