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Amos Kennedy, Jr.’s weekend visit to BIMA

We were honored to host printmaker and book artist Amos Kennedy, Jr. at the museum for a weekend in May 2019 for a printmaking workshop with local youth, as well as an artist talk and screening of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold about Amos himself in the Frank Buxton Auditorium. This special visit coincided with BIMA’s exhibition Open Sesame! The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed.

Once upon a time, Amos was a successful computer programmer for AT&T. He was stopped in his tracks one day when he saw a printing press at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. At age 40, he decided that his corporate life was over. He had found his calling, he says, as a printer and provocateur. The rest, as they say, is history. We’re so grateful that Amos shared his time, his story, and his talent with us throughout this unforgettable weekend.

Check out this short video capturing some of this highlight moments from his visit to BIMA!