Monument takes inspiration from Boundless, the public sculpture on Cameron Art Museum’s grounds by Stephen Hayes honoring the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and their fight for freedom. Through their work, artists Radcliffe Bailey, Sonya Clark, Willie Cole, Stephen Hayes, Juan Logan, Alison Saar, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Kara Walker, and others create a dialogue acknowledging, questioning, and confronting the idea of commemoration in the built environment in the United States. Exhibition includes loans from Equal Justice Initiative, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park and the collection of the Cameron Art Museum.
Image Credit: Kara Walker, Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005. Offset lithograph and screenprint on paper, edition 35/35, 39 × 53 inches (99.1 × 134.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Monica M. and Richard D. Segal, the Neely Family, and Barbra and Andrew Rothschild, 2006.7.1.12. © Kara Walker. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.