ONE NATION presents a provocative view of America, past, present, and future, as interpreted by 40 contemporary artists who consider the state of our nation and hopes for a just future.
The artists in this exhibition have investigated America’s ideals and aspirations as well as its challenges through works mirroring the diversity of American culture and experience. Their diverse identities provide multifaceted perspectives of who we are, and who we might become. From the Founding Fathers to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the welcoming Statue of Liberty to today’s immigration struggles, the joy of citizenship to the striving for the American dream, the many facets of our nation are powerfully depicted in multiple mediums, including paintings, woodcuts, photography, tapestry, collage, and textiles.
Curator Phyllis Freedman explains, "Our motto expresses more than an ideal. It reflects an essential truth about both nature and human society: we are stronger and more resilient together, embracing all of our differences, than we are apart."
Reception: January 26 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Heather G. Stoltz - Land of the Free?
Dr. Bernard Heller Museum
1 West 4th St.
New York, NY 10012