Mel Edwards

Areas of Research


Melvin Edwards is a pioneer in the history of contemporary African American art and sculpture. In 1970 he became the first African American sculptor to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mel Edwards received an honorary doctorate from IDSVA in 2022.

Webinar: The Question of Africanness Part 2 with Mel Edwards and Curlee Holton.

Book Publications
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