The Public Artwork Fund’s “Melvin Edwards: Brighter Days,” on view in Metropolis Corridor Park by means of Nov. 28, affords a fifty-year survey of the American sculptor’s profession with six metal sculptures that unite summary and symbolic kinds. Like all of the works right here, “Music of the Damaged Chains” (pictured), from 2020, accrues energy from its location: the park is a part of the positioning of the African Burial Floor, a Colonial-era cemetery for individuals of African heritage, and has turn out to be a locus of Black Lives Matter activism.


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