Eclectic furniture designed by Ann Johnson and her team, permanently installed at the Brazos Valley African American Museum
Artist and social activist Ann Johnson and her team designed furniture for the BVAAM, based on African Adinkra symbols depicting universal concepts such as nurturance, endurance, and loyalty. Fabricated by the Texas A&M “FabLab”, and rich in cultural ancestral connection, the “Sankofa” symbol literally means to “go back and get”. In honor of African-Americans’ labor in Texas oil fields, oil drums with blues’ lyrics painted on them, are repurposed as chairs and a table. The table top includes a checkers game, with pieces embossed with portraits and quotes of famous African Americans. The exhibition is ongoing, with the furniture becoming part of the museum’s permanent collection.
2021/05/18 - 2022/05/07