• Terry Adkins

    American Academy in Rome

    Terry Adkins’s “Meteor Stream,” the culmination of a ten-year cycle on abolitionist John Brown, opened on the 150th anniversary of Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry—his legendary attempt to seize a government arsenal and initiate a slave revolt, the failure of which led to his hanging. From the John Brown House, in Akron, Ohio, the exhibition sequence moved across the United States via places associated with Brown’s life. In each location, Adkins collaborated with members of the local community and incorporated newly found objects into the installations, referencing the influence of context and

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