Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family & hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. #tubman
Take.From.Away -Louise Richardson “I am currently looking at the idea of memory and identity, bringing universal messages to the viewer through the portrayal of objects in my own memory.” Louise Richardson, is a UK artist from Norfolk who creates intricate garments, collages and sculptures utilizing a diverse range of materials and mixed media.
"Cash Crop" features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles representing the 15 million human beings kidnapped and transported by sea during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This haunting sculptural exploration will be augmented by historical documents on loan from the Delaware County Bar Association and objects from the Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum of Slavery. ['Cash Crop' on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia 2014]
This compelling sculpture, titled 'Lift Every Voice and Sing,' was designed by Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. It stood 16 feet tall. A temporary installation, it was unfortunately destroyed after the close of the fair.
Lanny Bergner | mesh abstract modern art sculpture in textile and wire woven sculptures creating fine woven shapes with the appearance of jellyfish or anemones underwater sea life the clever use of shape and arrangement gives an image of movement ,undulation and animation