Springfield Museums
Springfield, Massachusetts

To support Nelson Stevens’ Color Rapping at the Springfield Museums. The exhibition centers Nelson Stevens (1938–2022), an early member of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)—an art collective born out of the Black Arts Movement (BAM). Stevens brought the movement to Springfield in the 1970s. This exhibition features a survey of Stevens’s work across six decades, while reprising and honoring an essential period of Springfield’s history. This exhibition, curated by Treston Sanders, curator at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), makes connections between Stevens’s work and his impact in Massachusetts. A scholarly catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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