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Bowl, c. 1730, by John Hastier (American, 1691–1771). On permanent deposit from The Dietrich American Foundation Collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Bowl, c. 1730, by John Hastier (American, 1691–1771). On permanent deposit from The Dietrich American Foundation Collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Exhibition

Slavery and American Art

February 28–April 20, 2019

In this small installation we explore how works of art in the museum tell the stories of enslaved and enslaving individuals. Uncovering the connections between slavery and the materials and makers of these works is a first step toward a truthful accounting of history.


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Curators

Rosalie Hooper, Project Curatorial and Interpretation Assistant
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