Yinka Shonibare’s ‘American Library’ Designed to Start a Conversation About Immigration

The most recent addition to the art collection at The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College is a series of books. The museum acquired “The American Library (Activists)” by Yinka Shonibare, a large-scale installation of 234 books wrapped in the artist’s signature Dutch wax print fabric. The spines of most of the books feature the name of a first or second generation American writer inscribed......

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