Each in Their Own Voice: African-American Artists in Cleveland, 1970-2005

Michaelangelo Lovelace interview excerpt, 28 October 2008

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Michaelangelo Lovelace

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Program Length: 03:30

In this excerpt, artist Michaelangelo Lovelace (b. Michael Anthony Lovelace) discusses his most infamous painting entitled, "My Hometown." Of note is the artist's recollection of the controversy surrounding his mural "My Hometown," which was installed at the Cleveland Clinic, but which was deemed racist by some employees of that institution, leading to aggressive coverage by local television media. The mural depicted Cleveland as a racially divided city, with blacks living on the east side and whites on the west side.

*Portrait of Michaelangelo Lovelace courtesy of Herbert Ascherman.

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