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On the road with CMA

If you’re looking for things to do this winter that are close to home, and most importantly indoors, why not take a little “staycation” and visit Along Water Street: New Work by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson as it travels to several Museums right here in our own backyard.

This is just one of the ways that you find CMA in other places. You may have seen this wonderful exhibition while it was here at CMA and wanted to see it again or perhaps you meant to visit but didn’t get the chance, either way, you have another opportunity to experience it as it tours throughout Ohio.

Based on the stories Aminah’s Uncle Alvin told her as she was growing up and on old maps she studied at the library, these works on paper document the community that bordered the Scioto River in downtown Columbus before the 1913 flood. The artist describes the series as “going back and forth in history” and including references to early Native-American and African-inhabitants who populated the area hundreds of years ago as well as more recent nineteenth- and twentieth- century communities. These twelve rag paintings and sixty-foot long cloth RagGonNon are layered with meaning as well as fabrics and buttons Aminah was given by friends and acquaintances from Columbus and places she has visited.

Nannette Maciejunes
CMA Executive Director

January 31–April 5, 2009
Akron Art Museum
70 East Market St.
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-376-9185

April 14–June 13, 2009
Southern Ohio Museum
825 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone: 740-354-5629

June 25–September 6, 2009
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio
145 E. Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130

October 17–November 28, 2009
Springfield Museum of Art
107 Cliff Park Rd.
Springfield, OH 45501
Phone: 937-925-4673

If you’d like to learn more about this amazing Columbus artist, visit 

made possible by a grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

In the Shadow of Our Wings, 2007. Rag painting: watercolor, fabric, shells, beaded discs, and thread on paper,  48 x 19 inches. Collection of the artist. © Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson                              The Storyteller, Frederick Alvin Zimmerman, Manuscript Page, 1989. Pen and ink, watercolor, fabric and thread on paper, 11 x 8 ½ inches. Collection of the artist. © Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

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