“Design for Mobile Living: Art from East Africa” was organized by Kevin Tervala, Curatorial Fellow for the Arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, with Shannen Hill, Associate Curator for African Arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art. One of the latest short-term installations to be featured in the rotating and thematically driven Focus Exhibition Gallery space, their presentation connected seamlessly with the newly installed objects from the African collection in the renovated Alan and Janet Wurtzburger African Art Gallery. Sponsored by Amy L. Gould and Matthew S. Polk, Jr., “Design for Mobile Living” focused on the artists' creative use of design elements, such as color, geometry, and shape. Those same elements were employed in the exhibition layout as an ingenious way to organize and showcase these rarely displayed...

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