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MZW x Njideka Crosby
MZW x Njideka Crosby

"Representation — especially complex, multidimensional representation from African artists — matters a great deal because it stakes a claim on our social existence, it asserts our humanity, which is oftentimes, de facto (if not de jure) denied, ignored, etc." — Njideka Akunyili Crosby

MZW x Njideka Crosby

About SAP & Artspace

The Student Apprenticeship Program (SAP) at Artspace brings New Haven public high school students into its space for three intensive weeks to work as apprentices with a Lead Artist. Since its inception in 2001, Artspace’s Student Apprenticeship Program has given nearly 400 New Haven Public High School students the opportunity to conceive, create, and mount their very own gallery show, learn about contemporary studio art practices, delve deeply into the lead artists artistic strategies and methods, and build self-esteem while making a collective project relevant to their own lives. 

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MZW x Njideka Crosby

About Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria, in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The artist was awarded an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College in May 2019. She is also the recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship and has received a number of awards and grants, including the Prix Canson, 2016; Next Generation honor, New Museum, 2015; Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, 2015; and the James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2014, among others. She was an Artist in Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2011-2012. In 2019, the artist participated in the 58th Venice Biennale. 

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MZW x Njideka Crosby
MZW x Njideka Crosby

MZ Wallace x Njideka Crosby Limited Edition Medium Metro Tote

Njideka (Style: 1260X1699)
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MZ Wallace is proud to partner with acclaimed artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby to create a meaningful, limited edition design. Featuring a work from her series "The Beautyful Ones," this special edition Medium Metro Tote has four exterior pockets and an adjustable, removable crossbody strap.

100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this special release will support the Student Apprenticeship Program at Artspace, in New Haven, in their efforts to encourage experimentation and civic discourse, while fostering appreciation for the vital role artists play in improving our community.

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*Please note, this special edition does not have a luggage sleeve.

Rewards points, promotions or codes may not be used to purchase MZW Gives Back charitable products.

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