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Wangechi Mutu

Jun 7, 2019

Wangechi Mutu. Water Woman. 2017, cast 2018. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from the Pearlstone Family Fund and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; and additional funds from Fanny B. Thalheimer Memorial Fund, Katherine M. Hardiman, Frederick R. Weisman Contemporary Acquisitions Endowment, The Rothschild Foundation, and Dr. Max Stern Trust Fund, BMA 2017.148. © Wangechi Mutu, Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.
Credit Maximilian Franz

BMA Director Christopher Bedford interviews Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu about her transition from working in collage to bronze sculpture and this moment of success for her and other black female artists. Mutu’s Water Woman sculpture is on view at the BMA.