Work of the Week: My Big Black America
Permanent Collection
Asheville Art Museum
 
Work of the Week: Director of Learning & Engagement Kristi McMillan shares why My Big Black America is such a significant work in the Collection and reflects on the current moment.
 
My Big Black America is currently part of the exhibition “Many Become One,” which explores the American ideal “E Pluribus Unum”—that strength comes from uniting disparate parts into a whole. In light of events of this past week, we look forward to reopening our doors and providing a safe space to listen, learn, and stand together through conversations centered around art.
 
 
Image: Wesley Clark, My Big Black America, 2015, stain, spray paint, latex, and salvaged wood, 192 × 120 × 14 inches. Museum purchase with major support from 2017 A.R.T. members Ron & Nancy Edgerton, Kevin Click, Butch & Kathy Patrick, Rick & Maggi Swanson, and Monty McCutchen & Terri Sigler, and additional contributions from 2017 A.R.T. members Miller & Constance Williams, 2017.39.01. © Wesley Clark, artist photo Lawrence M. Miner, Jr.