Juneteenth Pop-up Display

June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022
11 am–5 pm

In commemoration of Juneteenth, we bring together works by four contemporary American artists of African descent—Torkwase Dyson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Joyce Scott, and Danny Tisdale—for a pop-up display organized around the practices of storytelling and remembrance. While viewing the display, we invite you to reflect on what histories we are taught, whose stories matter, and how we remember. An accompanying reading table contains multiple points of entry for learning about the historical events surrounding emancipation as well as their legacies in the present, offering context for understanding the ongoing struggle for Black liberation and racial justice through the lenses of historical texts, personal narratives, and children’s literature.

Image credit

Torkwase Dyson (American, b. 1973), A Place Called Dark Black (Bird and Lava), 2020. Acrylic and ink on canvas, 96 x 80 x 2". University purchase, Parsons Fund and Bixby Fund, 2021.