Dec 19-Mar 14
Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 N. Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
A solo exhibition by nationally known Baltimore artist Stephen Towns, comprised of paintings and quilts, examining the American dream through the lives of Black Americans. His work draws visual inspiration from medieval altarpieces, nineteenth-century photography, and Dutch wax print fabrics, as well as from African American story quilts. Using labor as a backdrop, Towns highlights the role Black Americans have played in the economy and explores the resilience, resistance, and endurance that have challenged the United States to truly reflect the tenants of its Declaration of Independence.