Come to the Banneker-Douglass Museum starting September 1st to stand in awe of the monumental sculpture, Araminta with Rifle and Vévé (2017), created by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Dr. Joyce J. Scott. Viewing the sculpture is a perfect introduction to our upcoming exhibit, The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy, a majestic continuation of the Harriet Tubman Bicentennial celebration, and a great way to start off International Underground Railroad Month.

Standing at 10 feet tall, the Harriet Tubman monument is made of painted milled foam with found objects, blown glass, and mixed media appliqués. Tubman holds in her hands a beaded rifle adorned with flowers and a beaded staff, called a vévé.

Provocative and piercing, the sculpture was originally a part of Joyce J. Scott’s 2018 exhibition entitled Harriet Tubman and Other Truths at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J. The Banneker-Douglass Museum is honored to have it as its new temporary home, on view right outside of the museum doors through September 30, 2023 as a part of The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy exhibition opening November 10, 2022.

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