A new exhibit coming to Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will explore the life and legacy of iconic entertainer Michael Jackson. ‘MJ Obscura’ by artist Amalia Amaki, a personal friend of Michael, examines the mission and nature of his life and career through photography and mixed-media art. The exhibit will also incorporate a variety of personal items and memorabilia from Michael’s life. Amaki will discuss the exhibit and her reason for creating it during a gallery talk at 11 a.m. Nov. 10, inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display in the museum exhibit hall from Nov. 8 through Jan. 4.
Amalia Amaki is an artist, art historian, visual studies scholar, writer and film critic. She is currently a professor of art at the University of Alabama and serves as curator for the Paul R. Jones Collection, one of the world’s oldest and largest collections of African-American art.
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