Bringing the heat to Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Repeating Islands

Julie Gross reviews the new exhibit of Caribbean artists’ work in Lexington, Kentucky.

It becomes clearer every day that America is one big melting pot. The reasons people immigrate here are vast and varied, but the one thing that is clear of those who begin another life in the U.S. is that it will never be like their first home. They’ve been thrown “into the mix” per se.

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft opened its newest exhibition Into the Mix in the beginning of February. This exhibit explores the ways Caribbean artists search to find what is culturally authentic. This is also the first exhibit by Aldy Milliken, the new Executive Director & Chief Curator for KMAC. “Into the Mix, will be an excellent example of the return to Materiality for 10 artists that have a relationship to the Caribbean. By default, these artists are engaging…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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