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Jun 18 - Jul 24

The Color of Money

Next: Tomorrow 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

African American Museum

Description

This exhibition investigates the importance of slavery in the economy of the South. Artist John W. Jones has researched and documented over 126 images of slavery that were depicted on Confederate and Southern States money. The juxtaposition of the framed Confederate Currencies with the acrylic paintings inspired by the slave images on the currencies makes a very powerful statement on the contribution of enslaved Africans to the American economy. In these paintings, as John says, "history informs art, which in turn artfully reveals more history"

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African American Museum
3536 Grand Ave. (in Fair Park)
P.O. Box 150153
Dallas, TX 75315-0153
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Upcoming Dates & Times

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Every Tue, Fri, Sat through Jul 24
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