Material Girls Exhibition Intrigues, Amazes and Inspires at Reginald F Lewis Museum

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BALTIMORE, MD.- Outside the front entrance of the museum sits Vortex, a large-sized piece of art made of volcanic stone, concrete, steel and smalti glass, by artist Martha Jackson Jarvis. This amazing sculpture is representative of the three-dimensional works in the Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists exhibition at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on view until October 16. Larger than life, eco-friendly, non-traditional and intriguing describe the works of eight women artists who shaped 38 artistic creations using a myriad of media. The artists use beads, glass, plastic combs, rubber tires, human hair, stone and more to produce innovative creations that amaze and intrigue. Works on view range from intimate, handcrafted beadwork to oversized sculptures made of industrial materials weighing over 1,000 pounds. A new addition to the exhibition is a touch panel that allows visitors to touch and feel some o