Souls Grown Deep to AAM

Joe Minter's African Village in America, Birmingham AL

I mean, really, the bench on Joe and Hilda’s porch, across from the chairs we almost always sit on, is its own art. Awaiting their place in another of Joe’s assemblages: doll heads, flags, a barbell, construction hats (Joe loves those), drink containers, a ‘keep out’ sign…

Souls Grown Deep Foundation has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Asheville Art Museum to receive three sculptures, one of which is by Joe Minter, and a quilt by Amelia Bennett:

 “Since initiating this program in 2014, we are pleased to have provided twenty institutions around the country with works by some of the most important artists of our time,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, president of the foundation. “Having these artists and their stories represented in major collections is crucial to a full and nuanced understanding of the art historical canon. We are pleased that Asheville, Baltimore, the Henry, and Toledo will add these works to their collections from coast to coast, and further understanding and appreciation of these narratives throughout their communities.”