KU Common Book Exhibit at Spencer Museum of Art

Lonely Chambers (T.O.) by Toyin Ojih Odutola
Lonely Chambers (T.O.), 2011, pen ink and marker drawing on paper drawing by Toyin Odutola

The Spencer Museum of Art has created an exhibit showcasing artworks that are in conversation with this year’s KU Common Book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. One of the key pieces on display is a lithograph by Nigerian-born artist Toyin Ojih Odutola entitled Birmingham (left, middle, right). Her piece entitled Uncertain, yet Reserved (Adeola. Abuja Airport, Nigeria.) featured in Rankine’s book in the context of a meditation on Hurricane Katrina.

Other artists featured in this exhibit include KU alumnus Joseph S. Lewis, Sophie Calle, Carl Fischer, Art Kane, Gordon Parks, Dan Wynn, Glenn Ligon, and Lesley Dill.

Find more information about visiting Spencer Museum of Art here.