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Library Installation

The Statue of The Freed Slave in Memorial Hall. Engraving by Fernando Miranda, published in Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876
The Statue of “The Freed Slave” in Memorial Hall
Engraving by Fernando Miranda
Published in Frank Leslie’s Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876
Written by Frank Leslie, American (born England), 1821–1880
Published by Frank Leslie, New York, 1877
Philadelphia Museum of Art Library
Unforgetting and Reconnecting
Through November 10, 2017
Explore the complex story of American slavery and freedom through the lens of Philadelphia Assembled collaborator and master storyteller Denise Valentine. The storyteller’s research is a journey to uncover connections between her ancestral homelands and contemporary Philadelphia neighborhoods. Works on view in this installation include rare books dating from the 1700s, manuscripts, illustrations, and Kara Walker’s 1997 pop-up silhouette book, Freedom: A Fable.

Unforgetting and Reconnecting complements the exhibition Philadelphia Assembled, on view in the Perelman Building through December 10, 2017.

Location
Library Reading Room, second floor, Perelman Building


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