Omar Ba’s first American museum show, Political Animals, has been open to the public at the Baltimore Museum of Art since November of 2022. It closes this Sunday the 2nd of April, marking the Baltimore institution’s latest exhibition celebrating artists of underrepresented demographics. As of late, the museum has been showcasing contemporary artists whose work explores the macro and micro intersections of identity. In particular, Blackness, in its many-petaled kaleidoscope, has been offered a chance to tell its stories.
In the exhibition text, Asma Naeem, now the BMA’s Director (formerly the Chief Curator), explains: “This exhibition reflects the BMA’s vision to share the work of artists who engage with the African diaspora as part of our broader commitment to expanding the narratives of art history and the artists represented in our galleries.”