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Illustration

Synapse (from Black Beethoven)

February 27–April 3 | Floor 3

Synapse (from Black Beethoven)— in which a framed portrait of Beethoven slowly transitions from a traditional Caucasian depiction toward one that shows him with darker skin and hair as a tense instrumental soundtrack drones in the background—acknowledges questions about Beethoven’s Moorish ancestry while also honoring that he composed his most influential works after suffering severe hearing loss.

More information about Terry Adkins and his work can be found here.

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Last Updated: 3/2/16