“It is not my aim to please everyone in the room. It is my hope to convey freedom of expression and a sense of wonder. I created this to share the awe and tranquility that I’ve experienced as an African American. The best thing to hear as an artist is ‘that’s how that feels to me too’; ‘you’ve captured the feeling’; ‘I don’t know where that is, but I want to be there”; those comments mean I’ve captured the spirit of a person or place. I believe that the ability to see through the artist’s eyes expands experience, knowledge, and cognition. This exhibition stretches far wider than creative art for the viewer to merely observe. I intend that all facets of my work provide frames of reference for viewing this world through the eyes of an African American with a heightened appreciation, deeper meaning and understanding for the African American culture. Providing challenges with hopes to reach their minds beyond the boundaries of what the world has learn about us in printed text or the rules of what is provable.”
– Dominique Hughes
Current APM hours:
- Fridays 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The American Poetry Museum is located at 716 Monroe St NE #25. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.