Preview: Aminah Robinson’s Songs for a New Millennium, 1812-2012

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From the August 23, 2012 edition

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson is one of this city’s greatest storytellers — the colorful images in her two- and three-dimensional artwork, like the oral histories that inspired many of them, teach us about Columbus’ past.

Robinson, who was born in 1940, was raised in Poindexter Village, one of the country’s first federally funded housing developments. For “Songs for a New Millennium, 1812-2012: Works by Aminah Robinson Celebrating 200Columbus,” she has created eight new works inspired by the Near East Side neighborhood and other aspects of local black history. Robinson’s large map of Poindexter Village is featured prominently in the exhibit space.

Like “Aminah’s Mt. Vernon Avenue,” her exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art last year, “Songs” promises to share vibrant stories with visitors.

Credit: Courtesy of the artist