The Academy Art Museum continues its Virtual Studio Visits series this Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. with a conversation with Baltimore-based artist Antonio McAfee, its current Artist-in-Residence for 2020 and the subject of the Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Antonio McAfee: Legacy,” his solo show scheduled to open now in August. McAfee won the $1,000 Best in Show Prize in the 2018 AAM “New Photography: National Juried Exhibition.”
According to Lelic, “Antonio will talk about the historical basis of his work and give us a tour of his studio in Baltimore. He is an emerging artist and we will discuss how is he coping with the quarantine and what current projects he is working on. We are hoping this event will introduce him to the community and generate interest for his upcoming digital negative workshops at the Museum.”
Virtual Studio Visits scheduled for the future include one with Philadelphia-based artist Amze Emmons, the Museum’s second Artist-in-Residence (2019), and a pre-recorded visit with artist Greg Mort.
Lelic adds, “To have an event at a set date feels like a communal experience to me. We are trying to do these virtual events regularly on Friday nights to allow the community to meet some of the artists we are featuring. The Question and Answer format of the Virtual Studio Visits afford intimate conversations with the artists. To participate in the Virtual Studio Visits, visit the Museum’s website academyartmuseum.org or Facebook page. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.
To register visit https://academyartmuseum.org/