A new exhibit about the prolific “cutter of profiles,” the artist Moses Williams, is opening at The Peale. Moses Williams was born ca. 1776 and was known for his ability to create detailed silhouettes (or “profiles”) of people’s faces. Williams was born enslaved to the artist and museum director, Charles Willson Peale, and grew up working in Peale’s Philadelphia museum. Williams’ story will now be told at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, founded by Rembrandt Peale.
With the help our Lab partners at Quatrefoil Associates, we’re launching the first iteration of a permanent exhibit at The Peale about Moses Williams to shed light on his unique craft and share a story that was nearly forgotten to history. Research is ongoing into Moses Williams’ life and work, so we invite you to comment on and test out this new exhibition experience!
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