Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 at 10:00am
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In a series of drawings, the artist Richard Haynes tells the story of an enslaved family’s dangerous journey along the Underground Railroad, from a southern plantation to freedom in Canada. The narrative of hope, struggle, and triumph is based on historic accounts. Traditional quilting patterns evoke the themes in dynamic compositions. The faceless figures represent the thousands of slaves who made the journey as well as the hidden lives of countless others who died in servitude. The brilliant colors suggest that joy can be found even in horrific situations.
Richard Haynes is an artist, author, and educator based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Currier Art Center, and his work is featured in the Currier Museum’s collection.
Richard Haynes, Bow Tie and Monkey Wrench, 2003. Caran d’Ache on paper. Courtesy of the artist.
Exhibition Dates: October 06, 2020 - November 29, 2020.
Senior (65+) $13
Youth (13-17) $5
Members and children younger than 13 are always free.
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