Community members created the four-sided installation on the Academy Art Museum’s South Street lawn as part of the museum’s annual Juneteenth celebration. Now in its tenth year, AAM’s event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Drawing inspiration from symbols and patterns associated with the holiday, and the theme of “freedom,” participants worked in sections to make this collaborative public artwork. Students from Easton High School designed one side, while local families and individuals contributed to the others. The vibrant results are a testament to the joy and pride that Juneteenth sparks.
Sponsors: Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, the HUT Foundation,
Mid-Shore Community Arts Foundation, and Catherine McCoy
Special thanks to Easton High School teachers Garnette Hines and Matt Ghrist
The bespoke structure for the lawn was designed by Mitch Hager, HAGER + HUCK Architecture.