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There is a fascinating exhibit up at the Lewis Museum on the Morgan State campus, which features more than 50 covers and pages from Black Enterprise magazine, a magazine aimed at African American business people, founded in 1970 by Earl Graves, Sr. a Morgan graduate.
Ed Towles, who lives in Baltimore, was the founding art director at Black Enterprise, and this exhibition features a retrospective of his ground-breaking work in the 1970s, including his collaborations with many prominent artists. Towles joins Tom to talk about it.
The exhibition of Towles' work is called Ed Towles: Black Enterprise and Art. It’s at the James E. Lewis Museum of Art until Dec. 14. This Lewis Museum shouldn’t be confused with the other Lewis Museum in Baltimore: the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. That one is near the Inner Harbor. This Lewis Museum is in the Murphy Fine Arts Center here on the Morgan Campus, which also includes the beautiful Gilliam Concert Hall, and a black box theater, along with classrooms and rehearsal rooms.