Portfolio (CMAA)

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Cultural Museum of African Art

 

Founded and Curated by Mr. Eric Edwards over the course of 50 years, CMAA has amassed more than 3,000 African Artifacts, from all 54 countries on the African continent, spanning more than 4,000 years of human history. It is the most comprehensive collection of African Artifacts. Thanks to a recent $1MM grant facilitated by New York State Assemblymember Stefani Zinnerman, Brooklyn Restoration Plaza will serve as home toCMAA’s “Survival Exhibition” which will feature approximately 220 artifacts, jointly curated by Eric Edwards and the multidisciplinary artist, Sanford Biggers, whose work was installed at Oracle, Rockefeller Center, 2021 was also inspired by artifacts from the Eric Edwards Collection. Paired with its physical exhibition, CMAA, in partnership with MASK Consortium, is in the process of developing the first-of-its-kind, 3-dimensional, digital experience for each of the 3,000 African artifacts held in CMAA’s Collection. This digital experience will offer the only fully interactive and immersive VR museum on a global scale.

MASK ACTIVITIES
Establishment of 3D Database for Museum’s 3000+ African Artifacts
Strategic Plan Development + Implementation
Re-Design of Website to Achieve Organizational Goals

XR + AR Artifacts
Coital Figures – Lobe / West Africa / Burkina Faso
EXPERIENCE: 360º Interactive Artifact with CMAA cultural education information

Kneeling FigureDemocratic Republic Of The Congo, Tanzania
EXPERIENCE:  Lifesize Augmented Reality Sculpture of Sanford Biggers’ “God Whistle”, Marianne Boesky Gallery, inspired by Kneeling Figure.
360º Interactive Artifact with CMAA cultural education information
GodWhistle, Sanford Biggers inspired by the Eric Edwards Collection at CMAA